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Experience of miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, March 2017
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Title
Experience of miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological analysis
Published in
BMJ Open, March 2017
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011382
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Authors

S Meaney, P Corcoran, N Spillane, K O'Donoghue

Abstract

The objective of the study was to explore the experiences of those who have experienced miscarriage, focusing on men's and women's accounts of miscarriage. This was a qualitative study using a phenomenological framework. Following in-depth semistructured interviews, analysis was undertaken in order to identify superordinate themes relating to their experience of miscarriage. A large tertiary-level maternity hospital in Ireland. A purposive sample of 16 participants, comprising 10 women and 6 men, was recruited. 6 superordinate themes in relation to the participant's experience of miscarriage were identified: (1) acknowledgement of miscarriage as a valid loss; (2) misperceptions of miscarriage; (3) the hospital environment, management of miscarriage; (4) support and coping; (5) reproductive history; and (6) implications for future pregnancies. One of the key findings illustrates a need for increased awareness in relation to miscarriage. The study also indicates that the experience of miscarriage has a considerable impact on men and women. This study highlights that a thorough investigation of the underlying causes of miscarriage and continuity of care in subsequent pregnancies are priorities for those who experience miscarriage. Consideration should be given to the manner in which women who have not experienced recurrent miscarriage but have other potential risk factors for miscarriage could be followed up in clinical practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 140 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 19%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 7%
Researcher 8 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 46 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 31 22%
Psychology 19 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 12%
Social Sciences 11 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 49 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2021.
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#726,219
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Outputs from BMJ Open
#1,355
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#17,472
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Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#38
of 448 outputs
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