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Overcoming Language Barriers Using an Information Video on Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: Implementation and Impact on Maternal Anxiety

Published: October 1, 2019

DOI 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004243

Categories: Obstetrics Anaesthesia

Language: English


It is unknown whether the implementation of an information video on spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery, narrated in a patient’s first language, reduces anxiety, increases satisfaction, and improves doctor–patient communication if there is a language barrier. In South Africa, most doctors speak English, and patients speak Xhosa, with educational and cultural disparities existing in many doctor–patient interactions.