Inge Tency

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Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding miscarriage: A cross-sectional study among Flemish midwives.
De Roose, Marjon ; Tency, Inge ; Beeckman, Dimitri ; Van Hecke, Ann ; Verhaeghe, Sofie ; Clays, Els
Churchill Livingstone
Midwifery; 2018; Vol. 56; pp. 44 - 52
OBJECTIVE: to examine the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of Flemish midwives regarding miscarriage. DESIGN AND SETTING: a cross-sectional KAP study was conducted in 28 hospitals in Flanders (Northern region of Belgium) from September 2015 to January 2016. PARTICIPANTS: a total of 647 out of 1200 midwives (53.9%) working on maternity, labour and gynaecological wards, maternal and neonatal (intensive) care units, antenatal consultations, and reproductive medicine were recruited. MEASUREMENTS: data were collected using a semi-structured, self-administered questionnaire. FINDINGS: the mean knowledge score was 6.31 out of 10. Of all participants, 47% recently cared for couples with miscarriage, and the majority (97%) indicated a key role for midwives in the psychosocial support of those couples. Lack of time, incapability and fear of being overwhelmed by their own feelings were identified as main barriers for psychosocial support. Knowledge was more often evaluated as adequate when miscarriage was included in the midwifery education (31% vs. 17.3%, χ2 = 12.965, df = 1, p /0.001). Midwives trained for the topic 'miscarriage' more often valued their role in miscarriage care (98.8% vs. 94.1%, χ2 = 11.002, df = 1, p = 0.001). They considered themselves being more capable to provide adequate psychosocial support when feeling sufficiently trained in communicative skills (77.7% vs. 33.8%, χ2 = 96.574, df = 1, p /0.001). The majority (72.4%) indicated a lack of knowledge regarding miscarriage. Almost 89% expressed a need for extra training. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: midwives in Flanders assist in the care for couples with miscarriage and consider themselves as a key healthcare provider in the psychosocial support. This study highlighted several barriers regarding miscarriage care, e.g. a lack of knowledge and incapability. Adequate training in knowledge and communication skills is important and necessary in order to promote appropriate care to couples experiencing pregnancy loss and increase awareness among all health professionals involved in obstetric care. Further research should investigate to what extent miscarriage is included in the educational midwifery programmes, and how the current healthcare practice regarding miscarriage care is organised.
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ZorgBeest: mens-dier relatie in de zorgverlening. Eindrapport
Sannen, Adinda ; de Cartier d'Yves, Aymeline ; De Mits, Sibbel ; Vos, Jeroen ; Tency, Inge ; Rosseel, Marjorie ; Vervaecke, Hilde
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Ontwikkeling van een app ter ondersteuning van ouders met een kind op neonatologie:PremApp project
Tency, Inge
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Mobile applications to support and optimize pre- and postnatal care
Tency, Inge
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Preterm birth: Role of the inflammatory response and secondary and tertiary prevention of preterm birth in Belgium
Tency, Inge
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Analysis of smoking cessation beliefs in pregnant smokers and ex-smokers using the Theory of Planned Behavior
De Wilde, Katrien ; Maes, Lea ; Boudrez, Hedwig ; Tency, Inge ; Temmerman, Marleen ; Clays, Els
Springer-Verlag
Journal of Public Health; 2017; Vol. 25; iss. 3; pp. 267 - 274
Aim: To analyze the association between smoking cessation beliefs and smoking status, and between smoking cessations beliefs and intention to quit, using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Subjects and methods: An observational study using a questionnaire was performed; data were collected from 264 Flemish pregnant smokers and ex-smokers before week 16 of pregnancy. Results: There was a significant difference in the behavioral beliefs of the TPB between smokers and ex-smokers, after controlling for education and age. All respondents experienced more support from their non-smoking partners to maintain abstinence during pregnancy. We found no significant difference in the behavioral beliefs of the TPB between respondents with low and high intention to quit smoking. Conclusion: Our results suggest that attitude, subjective norms, support especially from the partner, and perceived behavioral control are associated with actual smoking behavior in pregnant women and not with intention to quit smoking. It is important to engage the partner and/or significant others in smoking cessation counselling so that they can support the pregnant woman in an attempt to quit or to maintain abstinence.
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Smoking and smoking cessation among Flemish women during pregnancy and postpartum
De Wilde, Katrien
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Sense of coherence, quality of life and perceived health status in postpartum women
Tency, Inge ; Apers, Silke
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A pilot study about the role, knowledge and attitude of caregivers towards AAI in medical settings
De Mits, Sibbel ; Sannen, Adinda ; Vos, Jeroen ; de Cartier, Aymeline ; Vervaecke, Hilde ; Tency, Inge
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives
Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Clays, Els ; Tency, Inge ; Leye, Els
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Mobiele applicaties ter ondersteuning van de verloskundige zorgverlening: een vloek of een zegen?
Tency, Inge
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Knowledge, attitude and practices of the Flemish midwives about spontaneous abortion: a descriptive questionnaire-based study
De Roose, Marjon ; Clays, Els ; Tency, Inge
Introduction Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage occurs in 10 to 25% of all pregnancies. The midwife has a considerable role in guiding couples dealing with spontaneous abortion, and is assumed to possess sufficient knowledge and skills. This research is the first large scale Knowledge, Attitude and Practical experience (KAP) study among midwives in Flanders (Belgium) on spontaneous abortion. Materials and Methods A quantitative descriptive KAP study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. A total of 647 midwives (54%) working on maternity, labor and gynecological wards, maternal and neonatal (intensive) care units, antenatal consultations and reproductive medicine, were included. Case description (mandatory for Clinical Report) Results The mean knowledge score was 6.40 out of 10. Flemish midwives more often evaluated their knowledge as adequate when spontaneous abortion was included in the midwifery education (31% vs. 17.3%, p / 0.001). About 47% recently guided couples with spontaneous abortion. The majority (97%) indicated a key role for midwives in the emotional guidance of those couples. Lack of time, incapability and fear of being overtaken by the own feelings were indicated as main barriers in the (emotional) care. The majority (72.4%) indicated a lack of knowledge about spontaneous abortion. Almost 89% expressed the need for extra training on this subject. Conclusions Flemish midwives consider themselves as a key care giver in the emotional guidance of couples with miscarriage. However, they experience several barriers, e.g. lack of knowledge. The results highlight the importance of adequate training in knowledge and communication skills during midwifery education. Further research should focus on the educational midwifery programs, current (treatment) practices, involvement and attitude of the Flemish midwife in caring for couples with spontaneous abortion.
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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish Midwives
Tency, Inge ; Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Clays, Els ; Leye, Els
Introduction Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful embedded practice with important impact on women’s health and quality of life.It has been estimated that 48092 girls/ women, originated from countries were FGM is practiced, are living in Belgium.Studies demonstrated that Belgian gynecologists and midwives are confronted with women with or at risk for FGM. However, little is known about knowledge, attitude and practice of midwives regarding FGM.Therefore, a survey was conducted among Flemish midwives Materials and Methods A quantitative descriptive study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. The study population consisted of all midwives, working on labor wards, postnatal wards and maternal intensive care units (MIC). Results Eight hundred and twenty valid questionnaires (40,9%) were returned. More than fifteen percent of the respondents were recently confronted with FGM. About 51.6% were faced with complications caused by FGM, mainly the psycho-sexual consequences. Few midwives were aware of existing guidelines regarding FGM (3,5%) and only 20,4% knew of the exact content of the law. The majority of midwives condemned the harmful traditional practice: FGM was experienced as a form of violence against women or a violation of human rights. Only 25,9% declared that FGM forms a part of their midwifery program. The vast majority of respondents (92,5%) indicated a need for more training regarding FGM. Conclusions This study indicates that Flemish midwives are confronted with FGM and its complications and highlights the gaps in knowledge on FGM. This may interfere with the provision of adequate care and prevention of FGM for the newborn daughter and underlines the need for appropriate training of (student)midwives regarding FGM as well as for the development and dissemination of clear guidelines in Flemish hospitals.
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Optimaliseren en ondersteunen van pre- en postnatale zorg door middel van mobiele applicaties
Tency, Inge
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Internet use, needs and expectations of digital information and communication of Flemish women during the postpartum
Tency, Inge ; De Winne, Davy ; Verbeeck, Katja ; Buysse, Heidi
Introduction The Internet is widely used by new mothers as an important source of health information and communication. Internet and mobile technologies offer new opportunities to convey postnatal health promotion. As part of a larger project aiming to develop a digital postnatal tool for new parents, the objective of this study was to investigate the current Internet use and access, needs and expectations on digital information and communication of women during the postpartum. Materials and Methods An explorative and descriptive study was performed using an online survey on IT-user-experience, general and postpartum-specific Internet use and interest in an Internet-based platform. Women at ≤12 weeks postpartum were recruited via the maternity ward of regional hospitals, flyers and social media. Descriptive statistics were applied. Results All women have access to Internet via computer/smartphone. The majority (81%) consulted frequently health related websites, 80% used apps, 51% reported no use of health-apps. Text messages, e-mail and social media were most commonly used for daily online communication. Most women (94%) searched for postpartum information on health of the baby (76%) and herself (51%), breastfeeding (64%), administrative issues (76%) and emotions (28%). Main sources of information were websites (80%), obstetricians (58%), friends (57%), ‘Child and Family’ (52%) and midwives (47%). Main reasons for interest in an Internet-based platform were data exchange with caregivers, ask questions and receive additional individualized information via online folder. Conclusions This study provided particular areas for development of a mobile application based on IT-user-experience and Internet use, more specifically insight was gained into specific interest for an Internet-based platform in early motherhood. Healthcare professionals should give women links to high-quality information sites and take the opportunity to discuss web-based health promotion with new mothers.
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Skin hydration in nursing home residents using disposable bed baths
Gillis, Katrin ; Tency, Inge ; Roelant, Ella ; Laureys, Sarina ; Devriendt, Hendrik ; Lips, Dirk
Elsevier
Geriatric Nursing; 2016; Vol. 37; iss. 3; pp. 175 - 179
Array
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Optimizing pre- and postnatal care through mobile Health (mHealth)
Tency, Inge
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The Modified Reasons for Smoking Scale: factorial structure, validity and reliability in pregnant smokers
De Wilde, Katrien ; Tency, Inge ; Boudrez, Hedwig ; Temmerman, Marleen ; Maes, Lea ; Clays, Els
Blackwell Science
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice; 2015
Abstract Rationale, aims and objectives: Smoking during pregnancy can cause several maternal and neonatal health risks, yet a considerable number of pregnant women continue to smoke. The objectives of this study were to test the factorial structure, validity and reliability of the Dutch version of the Modified Reasons for Smoking Scale (MRSS) in a sample of smokingpregnant women and to understand reasons for continued smoking during pregnancy. Methods: A longitudinal design was performed. Data of 97 pregnant smokers were collected during prenatal consultation. Structural equation modelling was performed to assess the construct validity of the MRSS: an exploratory factor analysis was conducted, followed by a confirmatory factor analysis.Test–retest reliability ( /16 weeks and 32–34 weeks pregnancy) and internal consistency were assessed using the intraclass correlation coëfficiënt and the Cronbach’s alpha, respectively. To verify concurrent validity, Mann–Whitney U-tests were performed examining associations between the MRSS subscales and nicotine dependence, daily consumption, depressive symptoms and intention to quit. Results: We found a factorial structure for the MRSS of 11 items within five subscales in order of importance: tension reduction, addiction, pleasure, habit and social function. Results for internal consistency and test–retest reliability were good to acceptable. There were significant associations of nicotine dependence with tension reduction and addiction and of daily consumption with addiction and habit. Conclusions: Validity and reliability of the MRSS were shown in a sample of pregnant smokers. Tension reduction was the most important reason for continued smoking, followed by pleasure and addiction. Although the score for nicotine dependence was low, addiction was an important reason for continued smoking during pregnancy; therefore, nicotine replacement therapy could be considered. Half of the respondents experienced depressive symptoms. Hence, it is important to identify those women who need more specialized care, which can include not only smoking cessation counselling but also treatment for depression.
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Which role do midwives and gynecologists have in smoking cessation in pregnant women? - A study in Flanders, Belgium
De Wilde, Katrien ; Tency, Inge ; Steckel, Sarah ; Temmerman, Marleen ; Boudrez, Hedwig ; Maes, Lea
Elsevier
Sexual Reproductive Healthcare; 2015; Vol. 6; iss. 2; pp. 66 - 73
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of our study were (1) to explore knowledge, beliefs and practice among midwives and gynecologists concerning a smoking cessation policy for pregnant women and their partners and (2) to examine if midwives and gynecologists do have a role in smoking cessation in pregnant women. METHOD: We performed a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with nine midwives and eight gynecologists. Data were analyzed using deductive content analysis, based on the 5 A's framework (Ask-Advise-Assess-Assist-Arrange). RESULTS: The national smoking cessation policy seemed to be insufficiently known. "Ask" and "Advise" were part of a standard prenatal consultation, the next three steps were rarely implemented. Participants had a negative image of "the smoking pregnant woman": a low educated woman with a smoking partner and "bad examples" in their history. Reported barriers were fear of provoking resistance and lack of time and communication skills regarding smoking cessation. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that training in communication skills and dealing with resistance should be offered, i.e. by using motivational interviewing. It could be considered that a trained midwife or tobaccologist is part of an obstetrical team or that the AAR-method (Ask-Advise-Refer) is used instead of the 5 A's framework.
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Female genital mutilation: knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives.
Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Clays, Els ; Tency, Inge ; Leye, Els
Churchill Livingstone
Midwifery; 2015; Vol. 31; iss. 3; pp. e29 - e35
BACKGROUND: health professionals in Belgium are confronted with female genital mutilation (FGM). To date, no survey to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices on FGM was conducted among midwives in the Northern region of Belgium. OBJECTIVE: the objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives regarding female genital mutilation (FGM). DESIGN: we used a quantitative design, using KAP study (semi-structured questionnaire). SETTING: labour wards, maternity wards and maternal intensive care units (MIC) in 56 hospitals in Flemish region of Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: 820 midwives, actively working in labour wards, maternity wards and maternal intensive care units (MIC). FINDINGS: 820 valid questionnaires (40.9%) were returned. More than 15% of the respondents were recently confronted with FGM. They were mostly faced with the psychological and sexual complications caused by FGM. Few respondents were aware of existing guidelines regarding FGM in their hospitals (3.5%). The results also showed that only 20.2% was aware of the exact content of the law. The majority of midwives condemned the harmful traditional practice: FGM was experienced as a form of violence against women or a violation of human rights. Only 25.9% declared that FGM forms a part of their midwifery program. The vast majority of respondents (92.5%) indicated a need for more information on the subject. KEY CONCLUSIONS: this study indicated that midwives in Flanders are confronted with FGM and its complications and highlighted the gaps in the knowledge of Flemish midwives regarding FGM. This may interfere with the provision of adequate care and prevention of FGM for the new-born daughter. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: there is an important need for appropriate training of (student)midwives concerning FGM as well as for the development and dissemination of clear guidelines in Flemish hospitals.
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Female genital mutilation: knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives
Tency, Inge ; Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Leye, Els ; Clays, Els
Introduction and aim Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful, sociocultural embedded practice with important impact on women’s health and quality of life. It has been estimated that 48092 girls and women, originated from countries were FGM is practiced, are living in Belgium. Studies have demonstrated that Belgian gynecologists and midwives are confronted with women with or at risk for FGM. Good knowledge about FGM is considered as a basic competence of midwives. However, little is known about the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of midwives regarding FGM. Therefore, a KAP survey on FGM was conducted among Flemish midwives. Method A quantitative descriptive study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. The study population consisted of all midwives, working on labor wards, postnatal wards and maternal intensive care units (MIC). Results Eight hundred and twenty valid questionnaires (40,9%) were returned. More than fifteen percent of the respondents were recently confronted with FGM. About 51.6% were faced with complications caused by FGM, mainly the psycho-sexual consequences. Few midwives were aware of existing guidelines regarding FGM (3,5%) and only 20,4% knew of the exact content of the law. The majority of midwives condemned the harmful traditional practice: FGM was experienced as a form of violence against women or a violation of human rights. Only 25,9% declared that FGM forms a part of their midwifery program. The vast majority of respondents (92,5%) indicated a need for more training regarding FGM. Conclusion This study indicates that Flemish midwives are confronted with FGM and its complications and highlights the gaps in knowledge on FGM. This may interfere with the provision of adequate care and prevention of FGM for the newborn daughter and underlines the need for appropriate training of (student)midwives regarding FGM as well as for the development and dissemination of clear guidelines in Flemish hospitals
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Female genital mutilation: knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives
Tency, Inge ; Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Clays, Els ; Leye, Els
Background Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful, socio-cultural embedded practice with important impact on women’s health and quality of life. It has been estimated that 48092 girls and women, originated from countries were FGM is practiced, are living in Belgium. Studies have demonstrated that Belgian gynecologists and midwives are confronted with women with or at risk for FGM. However, little is known about the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of midwives regarding FGM. Aims and objectives The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude an practices of Flemish midwives regarding FGM Method A quantitative descriptive study was conducted between October 2012 and March 2013, using a semi-structured self-administered questionnaire. The study population consisted of all midwives, actively working on labor wards, postnatal wards and maternal intensive care units (MIC) in 65 hospitals in the Northern region of Belgium (n=2304). The study was approved by the Ethical Committee of Ghent University Hospital (EC/2012/600). By completing the questionnaire, the participants automatically agreed to the terms of the study. Findings Eight hundred and twenty valid questionnaires (40,9%) were returned. More than fifteen percent of the respondents were recently confronted with FGM. About 51.6% were faced with complications caused by FGM, mainly the psycho-sexual consequences. Few midwives were aware of existing guidelines regarding FGM (3,5%) and only 20,4% knew of the exact content of the law. The majority of midwives condemned the harmful traditional practice: FGM was experienced as a form of violence against women or a violation of human rights. Only 25,9% declared that FGM forms a part of their midwifery program. The vast majority of respondents (92,5%) indicated a need for more training regarding FGM. Conclusions and implications This study indicates that Flemish midwives are confronted with FGM and its complications and highlights the gaps in knowledge on FGM. This may interfere with the provision of adequate care and prevention of FGM for the newborn daughter and underlines the need for appropriate training of (student)midwives regarding FGM as well as for the development and dissemination of clear guidelines in Flemish hospitals.
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Kennis, attitude en praktijkvoering van VLaamse vroedvrouwen omtrent vrouweliijke genitale verminking
Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Tency, Inge ; Leye, Els ; Clays, Els
Vlaamse Organisatie Van Vroedvrouwen
Tijdschrift voor Vroedvrouwen; 2015; Vol. 31; iss. 1; pp. 28 - 34
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Secundaire en tertiaire preventie van vroeggeboorte: een consensus op basis van recente wetenschappelijke evidentie
Tency, Inge
Unie Vlaamse vroedvrouwen (NVKVV)
Touché; 2015; Vol. 2015; pp. 12 - 17
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