Clinical Research Details

Descriptive Information
Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Lebanese Obstetricians and Midwives Regarding Timing of Cords Clamping In Vigorous Term and Preterm Neonates

Lama Charafeddine



  • Fadi Mirza
Fatima Nasser
Extension: 5599
Conditions and Keywords
cord cllamping,delivery,preterm infants
delayed cord clamping,knowledge and attitude,midwives,obstetricians,infants
Study Design
Health Services Research
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Eligibility and IRB

Background: Delaying cord clamping (DCC) in both vigorous term and preterm neonates is recommended by regulatory authorities. DCC is associated with increased blood volume and decreased iron deficiency anemia in term neonates; it reduces the risk of IVH and NEC and improves long-term neurodevelopment in preterm neonates. Objectives: Determine the knowledge and assess the attitude and practice of Lebanese obstetricians and midwives regarding cord clamping guidelines. Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey with a descriptive design. The questionnaire will be generated using previously published survey administered to midwives and obstetricians from different countries and backgrounds. All Lebanese obstetricians registered in the Lebanese Order of physicians and midwives registered in the Lebanese order of midwives order will be invited to participate in this anonymous survey. A lime based survey will be used in addition to distribution of hard copies during obstetrics and midwives’ conferences. Descriptive statistics will be done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 24. Knowledge, attitude and practice results will be correlated with the respondents’ characteristics.