Table 7

Length of labour, pain intensity and pain experieince in women in the three clusters#
Self Determiners Take it as it comes Fearful p
n = 145 n = 102 n = 110
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Length of Labour (hours)ab 10.32 (11.55) 9.07 (8.87) 10.60 (11.52) 0.005
Pain Intenstityc 5.22 (1.28) 5.33 (1.22) 5.65 (1.39) 0.009
Pain Experiencedd 3.71 (1.41) 3.93 (1.57) 4.11 (1.73) 0.203

#Kruskall-Wallis test.

aElective caesarean sections excluded.

bHours.

c7-point rating scale (1 = No pain at all- 7 = Worst pain imaginable).

d7-point rating scale (1 = Very positive-7 = Very negative).

Haines et al.

Haines et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-55

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