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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161468
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Postpartum Symptoms of Recovery from Antepartum Bed Rest
Abstract:
Postpartum Symptoms of Recovery from Antepartum Bed Rest
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Maloni, Judith
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Seunghee Park
Purpose: It is not known whether women with pregnancy complications experience increased postpartum morbidity or whether their recovery is similar to a healthy pregnancy. As a result health care providers have minimal evidence upon which to base postpartum assessments. Furthermore, many women with pregnancy complications are treated with bed rest which is known to induce major side effects resulting in a composite of symptoms during recovery. This study determined the type of postpartum symptoms and the frequency of their occurrence during each of the first six weeks after delivery among women treated with antepartum bed rest. Conceptual Framework: A middle range theory of physiologic effects of bed rest states that adaptation to bed rest induces physiologic changes that produce postpartum side effects. Subjects: The convenience sample in this longitudinal study consisted of 126 postpartum women who were hospitalized and treated with antepartum bed rest for preterm labor. Women were healthy prior to pregnancy and between 21-33 weeks gestation. Women with medical disorders were excluded. The presence of 35 symptoms commonly associated with recovery from antepartum bed rest was determined using the Postpartum Symptoms Checklist and a mobility assessment from 2 days through six weeks postpartum. Results: Symptoms reported by >40% of women at six weeks postpartum were fatigue, mood changes, tenseness, difficulty concentrating, back muscle soreness, and dry skin. Symptoms decreased across time but the weekly mean number of symptoms ranged from 6-10. There were no significant differences in the number of symptoms reported for women by type of delivery, race, or parity. Sixty-six percent of women also reported postpartum mobility difficulties. The postpartum symptoms of women treated with antepartum bed rest reveal an underlying morbidity that is not resolved by six weeks. AN: MN030270
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.titlePostpartum Symptoms of Recovery from Antepartum Bed Resten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161468-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Postpartum Symptoms of Recovery from Antepartum Bed Rest</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">Maloni, Judith</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 class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Seunghee Park</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: It is not known whether women with pregnancy complications experience increased postpartum morbidity or whether their recovery is similar to a healthy pregnancy. As a result health care providers have minimal evidence upon which to base postpartum assessments. Furthermore, many women with pregnancy complications are treated with bed rest which is known to induce major side effects resulting in a composite of symptoms during recovery. This study determined the type of postpartum symptoms and the frequency of their occurrence during each of the first six weeks after delivery among women treated with antepartum bed rest. Conceptual Framework: A middle range theory of physiologic effects of bed rest states that adaptation to bed rest induces physiologic changes that produce postpartum side effects. Subjects: The convenience sample in this longitudinal study consisted of 126 postpartum women who were hospitalized and treated with antepartum bed rest for preterm labor. Women were healthy prior to pregnancy and between 21-33 weeks gestation. Women with medical disorders were excluded. The presence of 35 symptoms commonly associated with recovery from antepartum bed rest was determined using the Postpartum Symptoms Checklist and a mobility assessment from 2 days through six weeks postpartum. Results: Symptoms reported by &gt;40% of women at six weeks postpartum were fatigue, mood changes, tenseness, difficulty concentrating, back muscle soreness, and dry skin. Symptoms decreased across time but the weekly mean number of symptoms ranged from 6-10. There were no significant differences in the number of symptoms reported for women by type of delivery, race, or parity. Sixty-six percent of women also reported postpartum mobility difficulties. The postpartum symptoms of women treated with antepartum bed rest reveal an underlying morbidity that is not resolved by six weeks. AN: MN030270 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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