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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158972
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptoms of a Normal and High Risk Pregnancy
Abstract:
Symptoms of a Normal and High Risk Pregnancy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Maloni, Judith, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:S.P. Margevicius and C. Stemig, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Data about the various antepartum symptoms that women experience tends to be historically based and anecdotal. Studies have either described one symptom in depth or have used a descriptive design, assessing symptoms at one time period, with newly created assessment tools whose validity and reliability was not established. Thus research has not yet clearly established whether there are common patterns of symptoms that women have during the 2nd and third trimesters of pregnancy and whether these symptoms differ when women have a high-risk pregnancy. Purpose and Design: The purpose of this repeated measures study (time series design) was to identify the antepartum symptoms that 2 groups of pregnant women (healthy or high-risk pregnancy) experience at four gestational ages. The Antepartum Symptoms Checklist (ASC), a tool with established reliability was used. The study used a physiologic framework to study a group of women with a healthy and a group with a complicated pregnancy. Methods: The sample consisted of 33 women with a healthy singleton pregnancy and 33 women with high- risk pregnancy. Subjects were tested using the ASC at 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks gestation. Results: Between 24 and 36 weeks the mean number of symptoms reported each week was higher for women with pregnancy complications. All women experienced backache, fatigue and sleep changes. However women with a high-risk pregnancy reported more indigestion, nasal congestion, headache, dry lips, shortness of breath on exertion, difficulty concentrating, and mood changes. Conclusion: Women exhibit different symptoms of pregnancy depending on the presence of complications. The patterns of symptoms reported differed across time both within and between groups but the number of symptoms reported was greater for women with pregnancy complications.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSymptoms of a Normal and High Risk Pregnancyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158972-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Symptoms of a Normal and High Risk Pregnancy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Maloni, Judith, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jam44@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S.P. Margevicius and C. Stemig, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Data about the various antepartum symptoms that women experience tends to be historically based and anecdotal. Studies have either described one symptom in depth or have used a descriptive design, assessing symptoms at one time period, with newly created assessment tools whose validity and reliability was not established. Thus research has not yet clearly established whether there are common patterns of symptoms that women have during the 2nd and third trimesters of pregnancy and whether these symptoms differ when women have a high-risk pregnancy. Purpose and Design: The purpose of this repeated measures study (time series design) was to identify the antepartum symptoms that 2 groups of pregnant women (healthy or high-risk pregnancy) experience at four gestational ages. The Antepartum Symptoms Checklist (ASC), a tool with established reliability was used. The study used a physiologic framework to study a group of women with a healthy and a group with a complicated pregnancy. Methods: The sample consisted of 33 women with a healthy singleton pregnancy and 33 women with high- risk pregnancy. Subjects were tested using the ASC at 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks gestation. Results: Between 24 and 36 weeks the mean number of symptoms reported each week was higher for women with pregnancy complications. All women experienced backache, fatigue and sleep changes. However women with a high-risk pregnancy reported more indigestion, nasal congestion, headache, dry lips, shortness of breath on exertion, difficulty concentrating, and mood changes. Conclusion: Women exhibit different symptoms of pregnancy depending on the presence of complications. The patterns of symptoms reported differed across time both within and between groups but the number of symptoms reported was greater for women with pregnancy complications.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:34:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:34:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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