Prenatal Fatigue and Quality of Life of Pregnant Women over 26 Weeks of Gestation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201589
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prenatal Fatigue and Quality of Life of Pregnant Women over 26 Weeks of Gestation
Author(s):
Cheng, Ching-Yu; Liou, Shwu-Ru; Wang, Panchalli
Author Details:
Ching-Yu Cheng, PhD, RN; Shwu-Ru Liou, PhD, RN; Panchalli Wang, MD
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Pregnant women have high rate of experiencing fatigue, which may impact women's quality of life (QoL). The purposes of his study were to examine relationship between fatigue and QoL (general, physical, mental, and social health) of women in the third trimester. The study was a cross-sectional design with snowball sampling. Data from 128 pregnant women without pregnancy-related physical/mental complications in Taiwan were analyzed. They were at 32.66 (SD=3.76) gestational weeks and were 40.41 (SD=4.30) years old. About half of them were primiparous (55%) and employed (57%); had an education higher than high school (59%) and planned for the pregnancy (51%). The 16-item Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAFS, scores 1-50, high score indicates higher level of fatigue) and the 17-item Duke Health Profile (DHP, scores 0-100 on each dimension of health, higher score indicates healthier) were used. Cronbach's alphas for the MAFS and DHP were .96 and .80, respectively. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and regression were used. Participants did not have very high score on the MAFS (M=20.56) and physical (M=52.97), mental (M=64.61), social (M=63.71), and general (M=60.43) health of the DHP. Fatigue was correlated with physical (r=-.68), mental (r=-.53), social (r=-.45), and general (r=-.70) health. Fatigue could explain 47% of the variance of physical, 28% of mental, 20% of social, and 49% of general health. Fatigue and dimensions of QoL did not differ by gestational groups (<32, 32-36, and >36 weeks), educational level (college or higher and lower than college), or happy about pregnancy (happy, unhappy, and uncertain). Employed pregnant women had better mental (t=2.14, p=0.04) and social (t=2.81, p=0.01) health than unemployed women. Strategies to manage fatigue such as time management, may improve maternal QoL. Helping pregnant women to be employed may increase their QoL. Longitudinal study can help to understand patterns of fatigue and QoL during pregnancy.
Keywords:
fatigue; pregnant women; quality of life
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePrenatal Fatigue and Quality of Life of Pregnant Women over 26 Weeks of Gestationen
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Ching-Yuen
dc.contributor.authorLiou, Shwu-Ruen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Panchallien
dc.author.detailsChing-Yu Cheng, PhD, RN; Shwu-Ru Liou, PhD, RN; Panchalli Wang, MDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201589-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Pregnant women have high rate of experiencing fatigue, which may impact women's quality of life (QoL). The purposes of his study were to examine relationship between fatigue and QoL (general, physical, mental, and social health) of women in the third trimester. The study was a cross-sectional design with snowball sampling. Data from 128 pregnant women without pregnancy-related physical/mental complications in Taiwan were analyzed. They were at 32.66 (SD=3.76) gestational weeks and were 40.41 (SD=4.30) years old. About half of them were primiparous (55%) and employed (57%); had an education higher than high school (59%) and planned for the pregnancy (51%). The 16-item Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAFS, scores 1-50, high score indicates higher level of fatigue) and the 17-item Duke Health Profile (DHP, scores 0-100 on each dimension of health, higher score indicates healthier) were used. Cronbach's alphas for the MAFS and DHP were .96 and .80, respectively. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and regression were used. Participants did not have very high score on the MAFS (M=20.56) and physical (M=52.97), mental (M=64.61), social (M=63.71), and general (M=60.43) health of the DHP. Fatigue was correlated with physical (r=-.68), mental (r=-.53), social (r=-.45), and general (r=-.70) health. Fatigue could explain 47% of the variance of physical, 28% of mental, 20% of social, and 49% of general health. Fatigue and dimensions of QoL did not differ by gestational groups (<32, 32-36, and >36 weeks), educational level (college or higher and lower than college), or happy about pregnancy (happy, unhappy, and uncertain). Employed pregnant women had better mental (t=2.14, p=0.04) and social (t=2.81, p=0.01) health than unemployed women. Strategies to manage fatigue such as time management, may improve maternal QoL. Helping pregnant women to be employed may increase their QoL. Longitudinal study can help to understand patterns of fatigue and QoL during pregnancy.en
dc.subjectfatigueen
dc.subjectpregnant womenen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:41:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:41:50Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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