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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148558
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Traditional Postpartum Practices among Women in Thailand
Abstract:
Traditional Postpartum Practices among Women in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Pranee Lundberg, PhD, RN; Karn Chaladthanyagid, MS, RN; Pennapa Unsanit, MS, RN
[Clinical session research presentation] The objective of this study was to investigate the traditional practices and food consuming for Thai postpartum women in the rural area. The descriptive study was used by the questionnaire. A purposive sampling for forty five Thai postpartum women attending postpartum clinic during a six week period at one community hospital in Thailand were asked to participate. Most women (55.6%) were educated secondary school.  Many women had one child and lived in an extended family. Almost all women (97.8%) had visits the antenatal clinic before giving birth and got help from health care providers. The majority of women (95.6%) gave birth in the government hospital with nurses (62.2%) and doctors (28.9%) provided childbirth assistance. Findings of this study showed that most women avoid heavy household duties, heavy physical activities, and traveling long distance, but stayed home and rested. Many women had hot drink, wore closed dress, and stayed away from rain, wind, and cold. About half women (48.9%) had exercise. For food consuming, all postpartum women ate protein from fish. Some women considered pork maw, buffalo meat, beef, and internal organs, respectively to be harmful. Almost all women (97.8%) ate fresh vegetable but some women (55.6%) considered bamboo shoot to be harmful. Many women (91.1%) ate fruit such as orange but some women (64.4%) considered durian to be harmful.  Many women (71.1%) also considered spicy food to be harmful. The reasons for postpartum practicing and food consuming were performed for their own health and baby's health. Traditional beliefs still influence the daily activities and food consuming during postpartum period among Thai women. Community health nurses could help relieve the knowledge deficit for postpartum care that would be helpful for both mother and baby's health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTraditional Postpartum Practices among Women in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148558-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Traditional Postpartum Practices among Women in Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sthrakul@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pranee Lundberg, PhD, RN; Karn Chaladthanyagid, MS, RN; Pennapa Unsanit, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] The objective of this study was to investigate the traditional practices and food consuming for Thai postpartum women in the rural area.&nbsp;The descriptive study was used by the questionnaire. A purposive sampling for forty five Thai postpartum women attending postpartum clinic during a six week period at one community hospital in Thailand were asked to participate. Most women (55.6%) were educated secondary school.&nbsp; Many women had one child and lived in an extended family. Almost all women (97.8%) had visits the antenatal clinic before giving birth and got help from health care providers. The majority of women (95.6%) gave birth in the government hospital with nurses (62.2%) and doctors (28.9%) provided childbirth assistance. Findings of this study showed that most women avoid heavy household duties, heavy physical activities, and traveling long distance, but stayed home and rested.&nbsp;Many women had hot drink, wore closed dress, and stayed away from rain, wind, and cold. About half women (48.9%) had exercise. For food consuming, all postpartum women ate protein from fish. Some women considered pork maw, buffalo meat, beef, and internal organs, respectively to be harmful. Almost all women (97.8%) ate fresh vegetable but some women (55.6%) considered bamboo shoot to be harmful. Many women (91.1%) ate fruit such as orange but some women (64.4%) considered durian to be harmful.&nbsp; Many women (71.1%) also considered spicy food to be harmful. The reasons for postpartum practicing and food consuming were performed for their own health and baby's health. Traditional beliefs still influence the daily activities and food consuming during postpartum period among Thai women.&nbsp;Community health nurses could help relieve the knowledge deficit for postpartum care that would be helpful for both mother and baby's health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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