PhD ceremony: Mr. L.R.C.W. van Lonkhuijzen, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Title: Delay in safe motherhood
Promotor(s): prof. P.P. van den Berg, prof. J. van Roosmalen, prof. A.J.J.A. Scherpbier
Faculty: Medical Sciences
More than 350.000 women worldwide die every year due to pregnancy and labour. The majority of these women live in developing countries. The most important causes include unsafe abortion, infections, hypertension, bleeding and obstructed labour. In this thesis several interventions to reduce delay in the treatment of these problems are evaluated. The ‘maternity waiting home’ is a place close to the hospital where women can stay awaiting labour. Potentially these homes can reduce delay in treatment when complications occur. In practice, however, various barriers that prevent women to use the waiting homes need to be addressed. In Malawi, the introduction of a protocol for the treatment of eclampsia, supported by a treatment and observation checklist, improved the quality of care. A literature review showed that in low resource countries the training of health care workers was appreciated and improved their knowledge, but it is unknown whether it leads to behavioural changes and improved outcomes. In The Netherlands, the use of a video in the labour room potentially can improve the quality of care. Research showed that health care providers and patients were positive about such developments.
Vandaag opent het UMCG de Groningen Microbioom Hub: een nieuwe faciliteit met state-of-the-art technologie waarin alle UMCG-expertise op het gebied van microbioomonderzoek samenkomt. Dit zorgt voor unieke mogelijkheden in onderzoek en maakt nieuwe...
Science often seems very complicated. Most people probably don't really know what researchers do, and what it takes to make a breakthrough. That is why it is important to keep the general public informed of what is happening in science, says Iris...
Het UMCG zet kunstmatige intelligentie (artificial intelligence, afgekort AI) in om zorgverleners te helpen bij het beantwoorden van schriftelijke vragen van patiënten. Dit gebeurt in samenwerking met andere ziekenhuizen vanuit de EPIC Nederlandse...
The UG website uses functional and anonymous analytics cookies. Please answer the question of whether you want to accept
or reject other cookies (such as tracking cookies).
If no choice is made, only basic cookies will be stored. More information