ESRA Academy. Yilmazlar A. Sep 8, 2016; 138557; 0427 Topic: Neuraxial Blocks
Prof. Aysun Yilmazlar
Prof. Aysun Yilmazlar

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Background and Aims:

Regional anaesthesia (RA) performance for Cesarean section (C/S) cases provides additional advantages as mother-baby communication and earlier lactation besides its post-operative benefits. Our aim was to determine the effect of education level at C/S cases while prefering type of anaesthesia.


We retrospectively collected the data of cases underwent C/S between February-December 2015 in our hospital. We examined patients’ education level while reconfirming their records on the phone. Previously, all patients had been given information about general anaesthesia (GA) and RA techniques before their C/S procedures, by the anaesthetist. Then, as the patients’ choices were prior while deciding the type of anaesthesia, their preferences were always asked and performed.
All data were evaluated with Chi-Square test, and statistically significant high correlation between education level and type of anesthesia is determined as p<0.05.


Patients underwent C/S (n=1322)  were all called, and 644 with reconfirmed data were included in the study. The education level and number of parturients prefering GA or RA were presented in Table 1.

Among the participants at secondary education (primary school, secondary school and high school) %76 of them prefered GA while 24% of them prefered RA. Among the participants at university degree (associated and university) graduated, 62% of them prefered GA while 38% of them prefered RA. While determining correlation between type of anaesthesia and level of education, 14% more university degree participant prefered RA compared to secondary school graduates. 


The result of this study verifies that preference of RA increases by education level in C/S cases.

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