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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161769
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Antepartum Stressors Experienced during Hospitalization for Bed Rest Treatment
Abstract:
Antepartum Stressors Experienced during Hospitalization for Bed Rest Treatment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Guo, Su-Er
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Co-Authors:Judith A Maloni
Purpose: Approximately 700,000 women each year are hospitalized and treated with antepartum bed rest. A high-risk pregnancy and hospitalization leaves the mother feeling stressed about her health and that of her fetus. The purpose of this study was to determine the stressors reported by pregnant women during hospitalization. Conceptual Framework: A middle range theory of physiologic and psychosocial effects of bed rest during a pregnancy was used which states that bed rest induces numerous physical and psychosocial changes that adversely impacts on the psychosocial state of the women. Subjects: The convenience sample consisted of 70 women hospitalized at a mean gestational age of 29 weeks with preterm labor (PTL) or PTL plus other complications. Subjects were primarily Caucasian (64.3%), married (52.9%), with a mean age (26.6) and mean education of 13.5 years. The length of hospital bed rest ranged from 21 to 36 days (M=29.1, SD=3.2). Methods: This was a longitudinal repeated measures study. The Antepartum Hospital Stressors Inventory (AHSI) was administered upon enrollment and biweekly thereafter. The AHSI consists of 47 items and seven stressors categories: separation from usual activities, environment, health status, communication with health professionals, self image, emotions, and family status. AHSI Cronbach alpha was .95. Results: The mean AHSI scores were 70.4 at week (n=70), 72.5 at week 3 (n=24) and 80.4 at week 5 (n=10). There was no significant difference in AHSI scores across time or by race, marital status, or number of living children. The major stressors at each time period were separation, worry about family status, emotions, and self image. AHSI scores were not significantly correlated with maternal age or education. Conclusions: Women experience increased stress during hospitalization that does not change. Nursing interventions need to be developed to reduce the specific stressors identified. AN: MN030084
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 Stressors Experienced during Hospitalization for Bed Rest Treatmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161769-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Antepartum Stressors Experienced during Hospitalization for 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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Guo, Su-Er</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith A Maloni</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Approximately 700,000 women each year are hospitalized and treated with antepartum bed rest. A high-risk pregnancy and hospitalization leaves the mother feeling stressed about her health and that of her fetus. The purpose of this study was to determine the stressors reported by pregnant women during hospitalization. Conceptual Framework: A middle range theory of physiologic and psychosocial effects of bed rest during a pregnancy was used which states that bed rest induces numerous physical and psychosocial changes that adversely impacts on the psychosocial state of the women. Subjects: The convenience sample consisted of 70 women hospitalized at a mean gestational age of 29 weeks with preterm labor (PTL) or PTL plus other complications. Subjects were primarily Caucasian (64.3%), married (52.9%), with a mean age (26.6) and mean education of 13.5 years. The length of hospital bed rest ranged from 21 to 36 days (M=29.1, SD=3.2). Methods: This was a longitudinal repeated measures study. The Antepartum Hospital Stressors Inventory (AHSI) was administered upon enrollment and biweekly thereafter. The AHSI consists of 47 items and seven stressors categories: separation from usual activities, environment, health status, communication with health professionals, self image, emotions, and family status. AHSI Cronbach alpha was .95. Results: The mean AHSI scores were 70.4 at week (n=70), 72.5 at week 3 (n=24) and 80.4 at week 5 (n=10). There was no significant difference in AHSI scores across time or by race, marital status, or number of living children. The major stressors at each time period were separation, worry about family status, emotions, and self image. AHSI scores were not significantly correlated with maternal age or education. Conclusions: Women experience increased stress during hospitalization that does not change. Nursing interventions need to be developed to reduce the specific stressors identified. AN: MN030084 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:27:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:27:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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