Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Eileen Hutton

PhD (Toronto), MSc (Toronto), BSc (Queens)

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Assistant Dean, Faculty Health Sciences

Director, Midwifery Education Program

Associate Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

905.525.9140 ext. 26651

McMaster University
Midwifery Education Program
Michael G DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery
Room 2210
1200 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3Z5

Academic Interests

Dr. Hutton contributes to the HRM program and is interested in randomised controlled trial methodology.  Eileen studies aspects of clinical obstetrical/ midwifery practice such as mode of delivery, breech presentation, multiple births, and impacts of practice on newborns.

Selected Publications

  1. Hutton EK, Reitsma A. Kaufman K. Outcomes associated with planned home and planned hospital births in low risk women attended by midwives in Ontario, Canada from 2003-2006. Birth 2009;36(3):180-9.
  2. Hutton EK, Kasperink M, Rutten M, Reitsma A, Wainman B. Sterile water injection for labour pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BJOG. 2009 Aug;116(9):1158-66. Epub 2009 May 14.
  3. Fairbrother N, Hutton EK, Stoll K, Hall W. Kluka S. Psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue Scale for use with pregnant and postpartum women. Psychological Assessment. 2008; 20 (2): 150-158. 
  4. Hutton EK,  Reitsma AH. A comprehensive review of the research literature on external cephalic version (ECV).  The Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice. 2008 7(1) 4-16
  5. Hutton EK, Saunders CA, Tu M, Stoll K, Berkowitz J. for the Early External Cephalic Version Trial Collaborators’ Group. Factors associated with a successful external cephalic version in the Early ECV Trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2008; 30(1) 23-28.
  6. Hutton EK, Hassan ES. Late vs early clamping of the umbilical cord in full-term neonates: systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 2007;297(11):1241-52.
  7. Hutton EK, Hofmeyr GJ. External cephalic version before term. (Cochrane Review).  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jan 25(1), CD000084. Review.
  8. Palencia R, Gafni A, Hannah ME, Ross S, Willan A, Hewson S, McKay D, Hannah W, Whyte H, Amankwah K, Cheng M, Guselle P, Helewa M, Hodnett ED, Hutton EK, Kung R, Saigal S for the Term Breech Trial Collaborative Group. The costs of planned cesarean versus planned vaginal birth in the Term Breech Trial. CMAJ 2006: 174(8).
  9. Hannah ME. Whyte H, Hannah WJ, Hewson S, Amankwah K, Cheng M, Gafni A, Guselle P, Helewa M, Hodnett ED, Hutton E, Kung R, McKay D, Ross S, Saigal S, Willan A, for the 2-year follow-up Term Breech Trial Collaborative Group. Maternal outcomes at 2 years after planned cesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: the international randomized Term Breech Trial. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2004; 191(3): 917-27.
  10. Hutton EK, Kaufman K, Hodnett E, Amankwah K, Hewson S, McKay D, Szalai JP, Hannah ME, for the Early External Cephalic Version Group. External cephalic version beginning at 34 weeks gestation versus 37 weeks gestation: a randomized multicenter trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2003;189:245-54.