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Research projects

Better Abortion Care EKC-Model

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Annsofie Adolfsson

Research subject

One in five women who give birth to children has experienced at least one previous miscarriage. When a miscarriage is detected at a regularly scheduled ultrasound examination the midwife is present and she is able to observe the woman's ability and capacity to manage her situation. The experiences of women who have had a miscarriage have been applied to the healthcare for women and couples in the Skaraborg region. The women?s reactions to a pregnancy loss have been identified and quantified. The Perinatal Grief Scale (PGS) has been translated to Swedish in order to measure these grief reactions that are a result of a miscarriage. Nursing care for women who have experienced a perinatal loss has evolved and the developments have been evaluated in empirical studies, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Swanson's Nursing Care Theory has increased the patients' sense of well-being.


Research funding bodies

  • Örebro University