Effectiveness of Nursing Intervention on Quality of Life among Low-Risk Primipare in an Urban Area, China

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161403
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Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of Nursing Intervention on Quality of Life among Low-Risk Primipare in an Urban Area, China
Abstract:
Effectiveness of Nursing Intervention on Quality of Life among Low-Risk Primipare in an Urban Area, China
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Liu, ChunYan
P.I. Institution Name:Tianjin Medical University
Title:Professor & Dean
Contact Address:, Tianjin, China
Labor and delivery is a normal physiological event calling for physical, psychological and societal coping and adaptation. Based on Rubin's Postpartum Adaptation Behavior Theory, this study aimed to understand the effect of nursing intervention on quality of life and psychological and behavioral issues of postpartum women in urban China. The instruments used for study included Society Re-adaptation Inventory, Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90), Agason Personality Questionnaire, and Postpartum Quality of Life Questionnaire. The investigation was conducted among 119 low-risk primiparae 20 to 35 years old residing in urban Tianjin, China. The sampled women were randomly divided into two groups: 57 in an experimental group and 62 in a control group. The interventions provided to the experimental group from 36 weeks of gestation to 1 week after delivery included distribution of health education brochures and pamphlets on pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care to primiparae and their family members. The site consultations or counseling by phone were applied to women in the experimental group. The results showed that, compared with their counterpart in the control group, postpartum women in the experimental group suffered less from psychological complications (P<0.05), underwent an accelerated adaptation process of motherhood (p<0.05), conducted more exercise (p<0.05), and perceived a speedier recovery (p<0.01). The breastfeeding rate in the experimental group is significantly higher (p<0.05). The study implicates: (1) postpartum nursing intervention are critical needed to improve the quality of life of primiparae; (2) close attention should be paid to appropriate teaching content and method of childbirth education programs; (3) community nurses should visit clients' homes, do overall assessment, understand the specific needs, and provide psychological and physiological nursing care for women during women's pregnancy and postpartum periods.
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.titleEffectiveness of Nursing Intervention on Quality of Life among Low-Risk Primipare in an Urban Area, Chinaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161403-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of Nursing Intervention on Quality of Life among Low-Risk Primipare in an Urban Area, China</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Liu, ChunYan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tianjin Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor &amp; Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Tianjin, China</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Labor and delivery is a normal physiological event calling for physical, psychological and societal coping and adaptation. Based on Rubin's Postpartum Adaptation Behavior Theory, this study aimed to understand the effect of nursing intervention on quality of life and psychological and behavioral issues of postpartum women in urban China. The instruments used for study included Society Re-adaptation Inventory, Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90), Agason Personality Questionnaire, and Postpartum Quality of Life Questionnaire. The investigation was conducted among 119 low-risk primiparae 20 to 35 years old residing in urban Tianjin, China. The sampled women were randomly divided into two groups: 57 in an experimental group and 62 in a control group. The interventions provided to the experimental group from 36 weeks of gestation to 1 week after delivery included distribution of health education brochures and pamphlets on pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care to primiparae and their family members. The site consultations or counseling by phone were applied to women in the experimental group. The results showed that, compared with their counterpart in the control group, postpartum women in the experimental group suffered less from psychological complications (P&lt;0.05), underwent an accelerated adaptation process of motherhood (p&lt;0.05), conducted more exercise (p&lt;0.05), and perceived a speedier recovery (p&lt;0.01). The breastfeeding rate in the experimental group is significantly higher (p&lt;0.05). The study implicates: (1) postpartum nursing intervention are critical needed to improve the quality of life of primiparae; (2) close attention should be paid to appropriate teaching content and method of childbirth education programs; (3) community nurses should visit clients' homes, do overall assessment, understand the specific needs, and provide psychological and physiological nursing care for women during women's pregnancy and postpartum periods.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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