Midwifery

Learning the ABCs of pregnancy and newborn care through mobile technology.

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Dec 17, 2015

BACKGROUND: The diffusion of mobile phones in low- and middle-income countries has taken place faster than any other infrastructural development.

Expanding care for perinatal women with depression (EXPONATE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an intervention package for perinatal depression in primary care.

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Jun 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: Depression is common among women during perinatal period and is associated with long-term adverse consequences for the mother and infant. In Nigeria, as in many other low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC), perinatal depression usually goes unrecognized and untreated.

Health workers' experiences, barriers, preferences and motivating factors in using mHealth forms in Ethiopia.

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Jan 28, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) applications, such as innovative electronic forms on smartphones, could potentially improve the performance of health care workers and health systems in developing countries.

An emerging model of maternity care: smartphone, midwife, doctor?

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Mar 24, 2014

BACKGROUND: Mobile technology in the form of the smartphone is widely used, particularly in pregnancy and they are an increasing and influential source of information.

Informal mobile learning in nurse education and practice in remote areas--a case study from rural South Africa.

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Sep 22, 2014

BACKGROUND: With the proliferation of portable digital technology, mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in nursing education and practice. Most of the research in this field has been concentrated on small-scale projects in high income countries.

A usability study of a mobile health application for rural Ghanaian midwives.

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Apr 04, 2014

INTRODUCTION: Midwives in rural Ghana work at the frontline of the health care system, where they have access to essential data about the patient population.

Meeting community health worker needs for maternal health care service delivery using appropriate mobile technologies in Ethiopia.

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Nov 08, 2013

BACKGROUND: Mobile health applications are complex interventions that essentially require changes to the behavior of health care professionals who will use them and changes to systems or processes in delivery of care.

Mobile technologies and communication strategies in an urban Midwifery Group Practice setting. An exploratory study.

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Dec 03, 2013

BACKGROUND: Around-the-clock access to a known midwife is a distinct feature of Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) and caseload midwifery settings; although the literature suggests this aspect of working life may hinder recruitment and retention to this model of care.

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