Low Back and Pelvic Pain among Pregnant Women in Taiwan: Prevalence, Characteristics and Coping

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152030
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Presentation
Title:
Low Back and Pelvic Pain among Pregnant Women in Taiwan: Prevalence, Characteristics and Coping
Abstract:
Low Back and Pelvic Pain among Pregnant Women in Taiwan: Prevalence, Characteristics and Coping
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Chang, Hao-Yuan, RN, BS
P.I. Institution Name:National Taiwan University
Title:Doctoral Student
Co-Authors:Yeur-Hur Lai, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Low back and pelvic pain frequently occurred in pregnancy. In Taiwan, however, few studies investigated the prevalence and experience of pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain (PR-LBPP). The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence and characteristics of PR-LBPP in Taiwanese pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional design and consecutive sampling was used in the current study. Eligible pregnant women with LBPP in 35th to 41st gestational week (n = 140) were recruited in medical center in Taiwan. Data were collected by questionnaires, including demographics, Brief Pain Inventory - Short Form Taiwanese version (BPI-T), Short Form - McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ), and Chronic Pain Coping Inventory - Pregnancy (CPCI-PR). Results: The prevalence of PR-LBPP in Taiwan was 74.9 %. Pain intensity scores of the "worst," "least," "average," and "pain now" were 6.10, 1.70, 4.28, and 2.73 of pregnant women, respectively, while pain scores ranged from 0 to 10. Pain interfered with pregnant women's daily life, especially "sleep" (Mean 5.56, SD 2.92), "walking ability" (Mean 4.21, SD 2.74), and "enjoyment of life" (Mean 4.06, SD 2.88). The word "sore" was most commonly used to describe PR-LBPP. The coping strategies that pregnant women most frequently used were Task Persistence (4.01 day/week), Asking for Assistance (3.87 day/week) and Resting (3.70 day/week). Furthermore, the least frequently used coping strategies were Social Support (2.14 day/week), Relaxation (2.55 day/week) and Exercise/Stretch (2.46 day/week). Conclusion: This study suggests the importance of clinical professionals interfering with the pain management of pregnant women with LBPP in Taiwan. Also, this study supports future studies to highlight on pain management programs on pregnant women with PR-LBPP, especially in relaxation, exercise and stretch.
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.titleLow Back and Pelvic Pain among Pregnant Women in Taiwan: Prevalence, Characteristics and Copingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152030-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Low Back and Pelvic Pain among Pregnant Women in Taiwan: Prevalence, Characteristics and Coping</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chang, Hao-Yuan, RN, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Taiwan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hauiuan@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yeur-Hur Lai, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Low back and pelvic pain frequently occurred in pregnancy. In Taiwan, however, few studies investigated the prevalence and experience of pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain (PR-LBPP). The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence and characteristics of PR-LBPP in Taiwanese pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional design and consecutive sampling was used in the current study. Eligible pregnant women with LBPP in 35th to 41st gestational week (n = 140) were recruited in medical center in Taiwan. Data were collected by questionnaires, including demographics, Brief Pain Inventory - Short Form Taiwanese version (BPI-T), Short Form - McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ), and Chronic Pain Coping Inventory - Pregnancy (CPCI-PR). Results: The prevalence of PR-LBPP in Taiwan was 74.9 %. Pain intensity scores of the &quot;worst,&quot; &quot;least,&quot; &quot;average,&quot; and &quot;pain now&quot; were 6.10, 1.70, 4.28, and 2.73 of pregnant women, respectively, while pain scores ranged from 0 to 10. Pain interfered with pregnant women's daily life, especially &quot;sleep&quot; (Mean 5.56, SD 2.92), &quot;walking ability&quot; (Mean 4.21, SD 2.74), and &quot;enjoyment of life&quot; (Mean 4.06, SD 2.88). The word &quot;sore&quot; was most commonly used to describe PR-LBPP. The coping strategies that pregnant women most frequently used were Task Persistence (4.01 day/week), Asking for Assistance (3.87 day/week) and Resting (3.70 day/week). Furthermore, the least frequently used coping strategies were Social Support (2.14 day/week), Relaxation (2.55 day/week) and Exercise/Stretch (2.46 day/week). Conclusion: This study suggests the importance of clinical professionals interfering with the pain management of pregnant women with LBPP in Taiwan. Also, this study supports future studies to highlight on pain management programs on pregnant women with PR-LBPP, especially in relaxation, exercise and stretch.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:21:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:21:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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