Ayerle, Gertrud

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Vocational training & certificates

  • 2009: Conferring of a doctorate, Doctor rerum medicarum (Doctor of Medical Sciences)
  • 1994: Master of Science in Nursing
  • 1986: Certificate in "Tropical Community Health and Medicine”
  • 1985: Nursing state examination
  • 1980: Midwives state examination

Professional career

  • since 2006: Scientific staff member at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Halle
  • 2006-2007: Scientific staff member at the Hannover Medical School
  • 2003-2004: Student assistant at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Halle
  • 1997-2003: Teacher of Midwifery in Koblenz
  • 1994-1996: Clinical associate of the "Catholic University of America" in Washington, DC
  • 1989-1990: Shift supervisor and midwife at the maternity hospital "Jamaa Maternity" in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1986-1990: Head nurse of the community based health project of the Catholic Church in the slum area "Soweto" in Nairobi, Kenya

Research focus

  • Midwifery science
  • Midwife-relevant healthcare (care of women and families by midwives)
  • Subjective well-being during pregnancy (doctoral thesis)
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of (family) midwife care
  • Questionnaire construction and validation (doctoral thesis)
  • Health promotion and prevention

Research projects

  • BE-UP: Effects of the birthing room environment on vaginal births and client-centred outcomes in women at term planning a vaginal birth: a multicentre RCT - pdf
    • Ayerle G, Schäfers R, Mattern E, Striebich S, Haastert B, Vomhof M, Icks A, Ronniger Y, Seliger G. Effects of the birthing room environment on vaginal births and client-centred outcomes for women at term planning a vaginal birth: BE-UP, a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Trials 2018; 19:641. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2979-7 

  • Midwife-led units: Evaluation of midwife-led units in comparison to obstetrician-led units at two hospitals in Halle (Saale)
  • Preferences and deficits in midwifery care in Germany from the perspective of users and midwives: An interpretative-hermeneutical evaluation
    • Lohmann, S., Mattern, E., Ayerle, G. M. (2018). Midwives’ perceptions of women's preferences related to midwifery care in Germany: a focus group study. Midwifery, 61, 53-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.02.005  
    • Mattern E, Lohmann S, Ayerle GM. Experiences and wishes of women regarding systemic aspects of midwifery care in Germany: a qualitative study with focus groups. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017;17(1):389. DOI:10.1186/s12884-017-1552-9; http://rdcu.be/y2Os
    • Ayerle, G. M. & Mattern, E. (2017). Prioritäre Themen für die Forschung durch Hebammen: Eine Analyse von Fokusgruppen mit schwangeren Frauen, Müttern und Hebammen. Zeitschrift für Hebammenwissenschaft (Journal of Midwifery Science), 5(2): 65-73. DOI: 10.3205/zhwi000010
  • Survey on the perspectives of office-based pediatricians, obstetricians and family doctors as well as free-lance midwives regarding their cooperation in local/regional networks of early preventive care - pdf
  • Conception and construction of standardized records for documentation by family midwives (commissioned by the “Nationalen Zentrums Frühe Hilfen”) - pdf
  • Expertise regarding the definition of objectives for the professional practice of family midwives - pdf
  • Expertise regarding the content and framework of educational courses in the States of Germany offered for family midwives and similarly qualified pediatric nurses - pdf
  • EarlyStart: Early prevention for infants and their families provided by qualified family midwives in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Family midwives in Saxony-Anhalt: Home-visiting by qualified midwives with additional qualifications
  • BE-UP: Effects of the birthing room environment on vaginal births and client-centred outcomes in women at term planning a vaginal birth: a multicentre RCT

    Memberships

     

    Awards

    • 1994: "School of Nursing Dean's Award" (awarded by the dean of the department of nursing) of "The Catholic University of America" in Washington, DC, USA
    • 1995: Admission to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, USA

    Publications