Jill Durocher

The Induction With Foley OR Misoprostol (INFORM) Study Dataset. A Dataset of 602 Women With Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy, in India, Randomised to Either Foley Catheter or Oral Misoprostol for Induction of Labour

September 10th, 2021
Mundle S, Bracken H, Khedikar V, Mulik J, Faragher B, Easterling T, Leigh S, Granby P, Haycox A, Turner MA, Lightly K, Ebringer M, Alfirevic Z, Winikoff B, Weeks AD

BMC Research Notes; 10 September 2021; 10;14(1):355; doi:10.1186/s13104-021-05772-9

Objectives: Induction of labour (IOL), or starting labour artificially, can be a lifesaving intervention for pregnant women and their babies, and rates are rising significantly globally. As rates increase, it becomes increasingly important to fully evaluate all available data, especially that from low income settings where the potential benefits and harms are greater. The goal of this paper is to describe the datasets collected as part of the Induction with Foley OR Misoprostol (INFORM) Study, a randomised trial comparing two of the recommended methods of cervical ripening for labour induction, oral misoprostol and Foley catheter, in women being induced for hypertension in pregnancy, at two sites in India during 2013–15.

Data description: This dataset includes comprehensive data on 602 women who underwent IOL for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Women were randomly assigned to cervical ripening with oral misoprostol or a transcervical Foley catheter in two government hospitals in India. The main dataset has 367 variables including monitoring during the induction of labour, medications administered, timing and mode of delivery, measures of neonatal morbidity and mortality, maternal mortality and morbidity, maternal satisfaction and health economic data. The dataset is anonymised and available on ReShare.