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Table 3 Description of included studies with severe maternal morbidity/maternal near miss as exposure

From: Sexual life and dysfunction after maternal morbidity: a systematic review

Publication
Authors
Year of publication
Type of study
Outcome assessment
Period of data collection
Location
Participants Outcomes
13. Postnatal morbidity after childbirth and severe obstetric morbidity.
Waterstone M, 2003
Prospective cohort
Resumption of sexual activity
Problems with sexual function
Problems with sexual function related to EPD score
Data collected between 1st March 1997 and 28th February 1998.
South East Thames Region, UK
329 exposed (cases)
1,330 not exposed (controls)
Total = 1,670
Resumption of sexual activity:
Cases:
≤6 w = 43 % (123/329)
7–12 w = 43 % (125/329)
>12 w = 14 % (40/329)
Controls:
≤6 w = 56 % (709/1,330)
7–12 w = 35 % (437/1,330)
>12 w = 9 % (118/1,330)
χ2 = 17.66 p < 0.001.
Problems with sexual function:
Cases: 34.1 % (77)
Controls: 18.7 % (240)
(95 % CI for difference 8.9 % to 22.0 %;
χ2 = 27.5, df = 1, p < 0.001).
EPDS score & problems with sexual function:
>13 = 27.1 % (95/351)
10 – 12 = 28.5 % (74/260) <10 = 17.3 % (182/1052)
2 =22.9, df = 2, p < 0.001).
14. Women’s sexual health and contraceptive needs after a severe obstetric complication (“near-miss”):
a cohort study in Burkina Faso.
Ganaba R et al., 2010
Prospective cohort
Resumption of sexual activity
Dyspareunia
Data collected between December 2004 and March 2005.
Burkina Faso, Africa
1,014 postpartum women diagnosed with near miss
3, 6 and 12 months after delivery
Perinatal death/abortion: 120
Induced abortion: 18
Live births: 199
Uncomplicated births: 677
Resumption of sexual activity:
At 3 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 64/114 (56.1 %)
Induced abortion: 8/18 (44 %)
Live birth: 44/178 (24.7 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 186/657 (28.3 %)
At 6 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 94/111 (84.7 %)
Induced abortion: 11/15 (73.3 %)
Live birth: 88/164 (53.7 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 388/640 (60.6 %)
At 12 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 96/103 (93.2 %)
Induced abortion: 12/15 (80 %)
Live birth: 106/155 (68.4 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 444/597 (74.4 %)
Dyspareunia: NS
At 3 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 15/64 (23.4 %):
Induced abortion: 1/8 (12.5 %)
Live birth: 12/44 (27.3 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 58/156 (31.2 %)
At 6 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 10/86 (11.6 %)
Induced abortion: 2/10 (20 %)
Live birth: 13/82 (15.9 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 51/375 (13.6 %)
At 12 months
Per. death/miscarriage: 1/8 (12.5 %)
Induced abortion: 1/1 (100 %)
Live birth: 3/23 (13.0 %)
Uncomplicated birth: 6/88 (6.8 %)