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Maternal quality of life during the transition to motherhood

Mortazavi, F. and Mousavi, S.A. and Chaman, R. and Khosravi, A. (2014) Maternal quality of life during the transition to motherhood. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 16 (5). ISSN 20741804 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background:: One of the elements of the broadening focus of health care beyond its traditional and restricted concept has been the increasing adoption quality of life approach to health care research and practice. Objectives:: To investigate the QOL of women in the third trimester of pregnancy and at 8 weeks postpartum and factors associated with the overall QOL. Materials and Methods:: Three hundred and fifty seven pregnant women attending urban health centers in Shahroud city, located in Northeast of Iran, completed the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL)-BREF and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ28) in the third trimester of pregnancy and at 8 weeks postpartum. Also, breastfeeding difficulties were assessed at 4 weeks postpartum. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 18 for descriptive statistics, paired t-test, linear regression and multiple regression analysis. Results:: There were significant differences between the ante-and postnatal periods in mean scores in the physical (P < 0.001) and social relationship (P = 0.033) aspects of QOL. Multiple regression analysis revealed that factor adversely affected the global score of the QOL in the antenatal period was antepartum psychological disorders. Factors that adversely affected the global score of QOL in the postnatal period were postpartum psychological disorders, breastfeeding difficulties, multiparity, higher pregnancy weight gain, and cesarean. Conclusions:: Results indicated that in this low risk group of women physical health and social relationship improved from pregnancy to postpartum. Interventions to promote psychological status during pregnancy and early postpartum should be designed. © 2014, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal; Published by Kowsar Corp.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: C7 - e8443 [EPrints field already has value set] LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Iran. Red Crescent Med.J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postpartum period, Pregnancy, Quality of life, Women, adolescent, adult, article, Breastfeeding Experience Scale, cesarean section, female, General Health Questionnaire, human, mental disease, mother, multipara, named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales, perinatal period, prenatal period, puerperium, quality of life, social interaction, third trimester pregnancy, weight gain, world health organization quality of life questionnaire
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 04:10
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 07:58
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1761

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