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Citation:  Malouf, R., Redshaw, M., Kurinczuk, J. J., & Gray, R. (2014). Systematic review of health care interventions to improve outcomes for women with disability and their family during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 (1), 1.
Title:  Systematic review of health care interventions to improve outcomes for women with disability and their family during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
Authors:  Malouf, R., Redshaw, M., Kurinczuk, J. J., & Gray, R.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Publisher:  BioMed Central
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-58
Full text:  https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Many health care providers and maternity and postnatal services may struggle with meeting the needs of women with disability.
Purpose:  The authors conducted a systematic review to determine the successfulness of health care interventions in improving outcomes for pregnant and postnatal women with disability.
Data collection and analysis:  The authors performed a comprehensive search of 11 electronic databases, with no restriction on date or language. Studies on pregnant and postnatal women with disability and their families the evaluated the success of an intervention were included. Results of the included studies were summarized.
Findings:  Only three studies fully met the criteria of the systematic review. All three were published after 1990, and all were small single-center randomized controlled trials. There studies were unable to be compared.
Conclusions:  The findings of the lack of research in this systematic review shows that more is needed on healthcare interventions to improve outcomes of pregnant women with disability.

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