Development of a core outcome set for operative vaginal birth

This project will work with women, families, practitioners and stakeholders to develop a core outcome set for studies examining outcomes resulting from operative vaginal birth


Project Lead - Dr Stephen O'Brien
Project Supervisor - Mr Dimitrios Siassakos

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: January 2018 - August 2021
Funding source(s): To be confirmed

Health Area

Disease Category: Pregnancy & childbirth

Disease Name: Operative vaginal birth

Target Population

Age Range: 16 - 50

Sex: Female

Nature of Intervention: Surgery

Stakeholders Involved

- Charities
- Clinical experts
- Families
- Journal editors
- Patient/ support group representatives
- Researchers
- Service commissioners
- Service providers
- Service users
- Statisticians

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- COS for practice


- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process
- Focus group(s)
- Literature review
- Semi structured discussion
- Systematic review

A core outcome set will be developed using a systematic review, a Delphi consensus process and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders.

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