In an intervention research perspective, the study aims to investigate the point of view of women in childbed on their well-being and quality of life in hospital. 21 new mothers, in a hospital of Naples, answered some questions for a narrative interview. A textual analysis, using T-LAB software, showed the existence of cross-category dimensions linked to the use of language, and highlighted the differences between primiparae and women which have already had a child and between these and women which have already more children. The results of this study contribute to bring new conceptual topics to the research on the subject and have encouraged the implementation of a training addressed at the hospital staff, aimed at increasing the level of well-being of parturient women through a critical review of professional practices.
Keywords: Parturient women, hospital, well-being, textual analysis, ecological validity.
Vincenza Capone, Daniela Caso, Anna Rosa Donizzetti, Giovanna Petrillo, The promotion of well-being in hospital: the point of view of parturient women in an intervention research on the "time of the birth" in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2012, pp. 133-140, DOI:10.3280/PDS2012-002008