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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159243
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Antepartum Symptoms During Bed Rest Treatment
Abstract:
Antepartum Symptoms During Bed Rest Treatment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Maloni, Judith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
One million US women each year are prescribed antepartum bed rest. Bed rest, in non-pregnant persons, produces a number of adverse side effects. Some major side effects have been identified in pregnant women but there is minimal data about the symptoms that result during antepartum bed rest across time. This longitudinal repeated measures study determined the type and frequency of antepartum symptoms during hospital bed rest treatment. Women were followed from hospital admission to one of three tertiary care Midwest hospitals until discharge or birth of the baby. The ethnically diverse convenience sample consisted of 156 postpartum women with a singleton gestation who were prescribed antepartum hospital bed rest for a mean of 18.51 days (SD 13.7). Bed rest began at a mean gestational age of 29.1 weeks (SD- 2.97, range=21.1-33.7) for the diagnoses of either preterm labor, preterm labor plus another diagnoses, or a combination of preterm rupture of membranes, incompetent cervix, or placenta previa. The Antepartum Symptom Checklist assessed physiologic and psychological symptoms with reliability ranging from .77 to .96. The mean number of symptoms reported between 23 and 36 weeks gestation ranged from 15.5 to 20.5. Major symptoms reported across time by both gestational age of the pregnancy and by number of weeks of bed rest were adverse sleep changes, back and hip pain, mood changes, tenseness and boredom, indigestion and reflux, excessive dryness of the skin and lips, headache, nasal congestion, and fatigue. There were no significant differences in symptoms at 28 and 33 weeks by maternal age, race, education, diagnoses, or length of hospital stay. Women on antepartum bed rest report a high number of antepartum symptoms indicative of an underlying morbidity which is not commonly assessed by practitioners. Knowledge of symptoms can assist in developing a nursing plan of care and interventions.
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.titleAntepartum Symptoms During Bed Rest Treatmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159243-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Antepartum Symptoms During Bed Rest Treatment </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maloni, Judith, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">One million US women each year are prescribed antepartum bed rest. Bed rest, in non-pregnant persons, produces a number of adverse side effects. Some major side effects have been identified in pregnant women but there is minimal data about the symptoms that result during antepartum bed rest across time. This longitudinal repeated measures study determined the type and frequency of antepartum symptoms during hospital bed rest treatment. Women were followed from hospital admission to one of three tertiary care Midwest hospitals until discharge or birth of the baby. The ethnically diverse convenience sample consisted of 156 postpartum women with a singleton gestation who were prescribed antepartum hospital bed rest for a mean of 18.51 days (SD 13.7). Bed rest began at a mean gestational age of 29.1 weeks (SD- 2.97, range=21.1-33.7) for the diagnoses of either preterm labor, preterm labor plus another diagnoses, or a combination of preterm rupture of membranes, incompetent cervix, or placenta previa. The Antepartum Symptom Checklist assessed physiologic and psychological symptoms with reliability ranging from .77 to .96. The mean number of symptoms reported between 23 and 36 weeks gestation ranged from 15.5 to 20.5. Major symptoms reported across time by both gestational age of the pregnancy and by number of weeks of bed rest were adverse sleep changes, back and hip pain, mood changes, tenseness and boredom, indigestion and reflux, excessive dryness of the skin and lips, headache, nasal congestion, and fatigue. There were no significant differences in symptoms at 28 and 33 weeks by maternal age, race, education, diagnoses, or length of hospital stay. Women on antepartum bed rest report a high number of antepartum symptoms indicative of an underlying morbidity which is not commonly assessed by practitioners. Knowledge of symptoms can assist in developing a nursing plan of care and interventions. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:50:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:50:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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