Personality characteristics of women choosing Certified Nurse-Midwives or obstetricians for maternity care.

Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Stange, Emily Susan
Title Personality characteristics of women choosing Certified Nurse-Midwives or obstetricians for maternity care.
Date 2003-12
Description This study examined whether or not there are significant differences in personality traits between women who actively choose nurse-midwives instead of obstetricians for their maternity health care provider. This study focused on a specific, ”nonvulnerable” group of women who make a conscious choice to have a nurse-midwife as a provider. Seventy married, primiparous, privately insured patients who self-selected either a nurse-midwife or a physician were included in the study. The NEO Five-Factor Inventory was used to assess personality characteristics of pregnant women who utilize nurse-midwives. The inventory compared their personality profiles with those who use obstetricians. Women who chose nurse-midwifery care were found to be significantly more Open to Experience than women who choose obstetric care. The groups differed in their age and religious preferences, but ANCOVA tests demonstrated that the difference in the Openness scores was still significant after controlling for the effects of age and religion. Statements gathered from the patients demonstrated that obstetricians' patients are not informed of the services and qualifications of Certified Nurse-Midwives, while nurse-midwifery patients actively seek out the time and attention that a nurse-midwife provides them. Implications of the study, including marketing tactics, clinical issues, and patient education, are discussed.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Pregnant Women; Obstetrician; Maternal Health Services
Subject MESH Nurse Midwives; Pregnancy; Psychology
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of “Personnel utilized by mental patients for discussion of personal problems.” Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of “Personnel utilized by mental patients for discussion of personal problems.” available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. RG41.5 2003 .S73
Rights Management © Emily Susan Stange, To comply with copyright, the file for this work may be restricted to The University of Utah campus libraries pending author permission.
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier us-etd2,83740
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2012-04-23
ID 192142
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=192142
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