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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159416
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measurement of Postpartum Fatigue
Abstract:
Measurement of Postpartum Fatigue
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Troy, Nancy
Contact Address:SON, EG 2024, Augusta, GA, 30912-4240, USA
The specific aim of this project was to determine the direction and degree of correlations between perceptual, cognitive, and physiological measures of postpartum fatigue among postpartum women while controlling for time of day that data were collected and morning/evening preference. Fatigue is a multidimensional phenomenon and a case has been made for measuring it as such. A multi-measures methodological approach raises concern about how postpartum fatigue. Areas of concern include: justifying obtaining three different measures of fatigue if fewer measures can provide sufficient information; the amount of time and effort participants spend in research activities can inadvertently contribute to their fatigue levels, and the time of day data are collected relative to the participant morning/evening preference and fatigue levels. The sample consisted of 155 postpartum women, 65% of who were multiparous. Instruments included Lee’s visual analogue scale (VAS-F) to measure perceptual aspect of fatigue, a hand-held dynamometer to measure the physical aspect of fatigue, the Digit Span subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test to measure the cognitive aspect of fatigue, and the Horne & Ostenberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire. With time of day of data collection and participant morning/evening preference controlled for, nonsignificant relationships were found among the three measures of fatigue. Recommendations are made for nursing practice and further nursing research. AN: MN030219
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.titleMeasurement of Postpartum Fatigueen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159416-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measurement of Postpartum Fatigue</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Troy, Nancy</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, EG 2024, Augusta, GA, 30912-4240, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The specific aim of this project was to determine the direction and degree of correlations between perceptual, cognitive, and physiological measures of postpartum fatigue among postpartum women while controlling for time of day that data were collected and morning/evening preference. Fatigue is a multidimensional phenomenon and a case has been made for measuring it as such. A multi-measures methodological approach raises concern about how postpartum fatigue. Areas of concern include: justifying obtaining three different measures of fatigue if fewer measures can provide sufficient information; the amount of time and effort participants spend in research activities can inadvertently contribute to their fatigue levels, and the time of day data are collected relative to the participant morning/evening preference and fatigue levels. The sample consisted of 155 postpartum women, 65% of who were multiparous. Instruments included Lee&rsquo;s visual analogue scale (VAS-F) to measure perceptual aspect of fatigue, a hand-held dynamometer to measure the physical aspect of fatigue, the Digit Span subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test to measure the cognitive aspect of fatigue, and the Horne &amp; Ostenberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire. With time of day of data collection and participant morning/evening preference controlled for, nonsignificant relationships were found among the three measures of fatigue. Recommendations are made for nursing practice and further nursing research. AN: MN030219 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:59:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:59:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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