This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition to determine if targeted education regarding perceptions of our patients toward epidural will affect women's decision on intrapartum pain management.
Treatment prenatal education
Sponsor Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Start date June 2011
End date August 2017
Trial size 111 participants
Trial identifier NCT01709591, 10-081


The purpose of the study is to determine if targeted prenatal educational program on womens' perceptions of epidural increases the acceptance of intrapartum epidural analgesia relative to the control group.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(No Intervention)
These subjects will be randomized to receive routine prenatal epidural class (control group).
(Active Comparator)
Subjects randomized to this group will receive educational video addressing the cultural and perceptions regarding the myths on epidural in either English or Spanish (Keeping an Open Mind: choices in Labor Anaglesia: an educational produce of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and perinatology)
prenatal education

Primary Outcomes

pre and post intervention PEQ survey results to elucidate the changes in perceptions of epiduralepidural based on the PEQ survey
time frame: One year time period

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Women with viable intrauterine gestation seeking prenatal care 2. Candidates for Intrapartum epidural analgesia Exclusion Criteria: 1. Intrapartum epidural analgesia is contraindicated 2. Trial of labor is contraindicated. 3. Patients planning an elective cesarean

Additional Information

Official title Effect of Targeted Prenatal Education on Perceptions of Epidural on Acceptance of Epidural Analgesia: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Principal investigator Anita Sit, MD
Description Racial/ethnic disparities exist in the proportion of patients receiving epidural analgesia. The purpose of our study is to determine if culturally-sensitive educational program targeting womens' perceptions of epidural increases the acceptance of intrapartum epidural use.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System.