Research of Use of Epidural Block in Combination with Other Techniques for Pain Relief

In the current demographic conditions, the problem of preserving public health becomes an important task and requires the participation of doctors of all specialties in its solution. In such a way, the main purpose of the article is to present a randomized controlled trial for the purpose to research the effectiveness and necessity of a birth preparation courses because the reorientation of antenatal education may help first-time mothers to perceive the birth of a child as a normal physiological event.  

The study presented in the article demonstrates the necessity to explore the high use of epidural block in combination with other techniques for pain relief. For the purpose to explore the issues better, the authors of the article have chosen a randomized controlled trial because it the most accurate way to identify cause-effect relationships between procedures and their outcome, as well as such a method of research may help to determine the cost-effectiveness of future procedures. Observing main variables, it can be said that the study uses interval level of measurement because such variables, in which the difference (interval) between two values has empirical significance, refer to the interval scale. They can be processed by any statistical methods without restrictions. Therefore, for example, the average value is a full-fledged statistical indicator for the characteristics of such variables.

Moreover, it should be added that statistical indicators are important in assessing the effectiveness of the program and its social effect. A properly organized system of statistical indicators provides evaluators with a summary of information that allows them to better assess the effect produced by the program. It is important that the analytical processing of the collected numerical data because they are used in the assessment process. It can be also said that the results are statistically significant and clinically important because statistics with this method of analysis is used for a general summary, synthesis and interpretation of data obtained in the course of empirical research, while clinical significance means the practical importance of the gained results of the study.

Work Cited

Levett, K., et al. “Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour.” BMJ Open, vol. 6, 2016.

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