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Les déterminants de la satisfaction maternelle concernant le suivi échographique prénatal

Abstract : Background: Obstetric ultrasound has been taking an important place in the pregnancy follow-up in France. The average number of ultrasounds per pregnancy is higher than the recommended three ultrasounds and it keeps increasing. Ensuring women’s satisfaction with this examination has become a public health issue, this is why the main objective of the study was to know the determinants of maternal satisfaction regarding prenatal ultrasound follow-up of a physiological pregnancy. Study design: A qualitative descriptive and interpretive study was carried out thanks to semi-directive interviews conducted with twenty patients in a maternity ward in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. These interviews were then analysed in a thematic manner. Results: Thee were four main determinants of this satisfaction: the characteristics of the healthcare professional, the smooth conduct of ultrasound examinations, the emotions caused by ultrasounds and the differences between liberal and hospital follow-up. The reasons reported by dissatisfied women were organizational problems (such as rescheduled appointments, difficult taking them), a change of sonographer during followup, a lack of information and communication from the sonographer. Discussion: Not all patients had the same number of ultrasounds and the same type of follow-up, so not all patients had access to the same level of information. This lack of information seems to be a key point that influences their satisfaction.To respond to this request and to standardize the speech, a prenatal ultrasound information poster was made as part of this study.
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Angélique Albrecht. Les déterminants de la satisfaction maternelle concernant le suivi échographique prénatal. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03117505⟩



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