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OASIS Guideline Adherence Among Canadian Maternity Care Providers

Published:April 25, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2022.04.008
      Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) is a serious complication associated with chronic pelvic floor problems. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) published a best practice clinical guideline (2015) regarding OASIS prevention, recognition, and repair. Guideline adherence may be suboptimal due to provider, patient, guideline, or environmental factors.
      • Cabana M.D.
      • Rand C.S.
      • Powe N.R.
      • et al.
      Why don’t physicians follow clinical practice guidelines? A framework for improvement.
      We aimed to investigate SOGC member adherence to individual guideline recommendations, postpartum pelvic floor physiotherapy (PPT) referral patterns, and preferred knowledge dissemination methods for OASIS best practices. A 30-question online survey was distributed to SOGC members via email, with 1 reminder to complete.
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