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Striae gravidarum in Iranian women: Prevalence and associated factors

Bahrami, N. and Ali Soleimani, M. and Sharif Nia, H. and Masoodi, R. and Shaigan, H. and Hekmat Afshar, M. (2012) Striae gravidarum in Iranian women: Prevalence and associated factors. Life Science Journal, 9 (4). pp. 3032-3037. ISSN 10978135 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Striae gravidarum (SG) is one of the most common connective tissue changes during pregnancy that may be causing concerns. The purpose of this study was to identify associated factors with striae gravidarum (SG) in pregnant women and their possible association with the characteristics of themselves and their newborns. A crosssectional study of 224 primiparous women delivering at an educational and therapeutic center was conducted. The data were collected via questionnaire and physical examination. The presence, absence, and severity of striae were evaluated by Davey's score. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and analytical statistics (Chi-square test, t test). 81.3 percent of the participants had developed SG. Women who developed SG had gained significantly more weight during pregnancy (14.04 ± 4.5 vs 12.2 kg ± 4.6; P < 0.02) and had more body mass index (23.47± 3.6 vs 21.76± 2.8; p<0.002). Family history of striae gravidarum in mother and sister have a significant association with the presence of SG. This study showed that genetic factors (family history striae gravidarum) and physical factors (weight gain during pregnancy and baseline body mass index) may have a very important role in developing striae gravidarum. The result of this study can help physicians to counsel Iranian pregnant women about their associated factors for striae gravidarum.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Life Sci. J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Reproductive Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Shahrekord university of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Langroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of medical sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Associate factors, Pregnancy, Prevalence, Striae gravidarum
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:23
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 10:47
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1931

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