Sudan Medical Monitor

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61--65

Postcesarean section patient's concept and satisfaction about types of anesthesia


Gamal Abdalla Mohamed Ejaimi1, Fatimah A Alzhrani2, Waleed H Alfaifi2, Sittelnissa Saeed Ahmed1, Faris Alzhrani3, Ali A Alzhrani4, Faisal Massoud Al Ghadam5, Yousif M Elamin Alhindi6 
1 Department of Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Medical student in College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Radiology, King Faisal Medical City, Abha, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Anesthesia, Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Khamis Meshaat, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Gamal Abdalla Mohamed Ejaimi
College of Medicine, King Khalid University, P.O. Box: 960 - Postal Code: 61421, Abha
Saudi Arabia

Background: The aim of this study was to determine and assess the awareness, concept, and satisfaction of pregnant women about anesthesia for cesarean section (C/S) and to evaluate the role of health staff, including anesthesia, in providing safe, efficient anesthesia. Materials and Methods: A total of 170 post-C/S women admitted to the postnatal wards or attended the postnatal clinics at Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, Khamis Mushayt City Hospital, and Khamis Mushayt Military Hospital were included. A self-administered questionnaire was designed. It comprised personal characteristics, types of anesthesia, satisfaction about anesthesia, and complications during and after the procedure. Results: The use of general anesthesia among patients with previous C/S was found to be higher than spinal anesthesia. However, in the current C/S, the use of spinal anesthesia had increased to reach 53.5%. Excellent satisfaction about anesthesia was demonstrated by only 43.5% of patients, while 29.4% and 17% stated good and fair satisfaction, respectively. A 9.4% of patients demonstrated poor satisfaction. Breastfeeding within the day of the procedure and 1 day after was 29.4% and 34.1%, respectively. Conclusion: Utilization of general anesthesia as a technique for C/S was high among parturients. Excellent satisfaction about the procedure and anesthesia was found to be low. Regional anesthesia should be used for C/S whenever it is feasible. Implementation of modes of birth delivery and modalities of anesthesia for C/S in the antenatal program is recommended.


How to cite this article:
Mohamed Ejaimi GA, Alzhrani FA, Alfaifi WH, Ahmed SS, Alzhrani F, Alzhrani AA, Al Ghadam FM, Elamin Alhindi YM. Postcesarean section patient's concept and satisfaction about types of anesthesia.Sudan Med Monit 2017;12:61-65


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Mohamed Ejaimi GA, Alzhrani FA, Alfaifi WH, Ahmed SS, Alzhrani F, Alzhrani AA, Al Ghadam FM, Elamin Alhindi YM. Postcesarean section patient's concept and satisfaction about types of anesthesia. Sudan Med Monit [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jan 19 ];12:61-65
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