Postpartum Sleep Quality: Scale Development and Demographic Correlates Analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243501
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Postpartum Sleep Quality: Scale Development and Demographic Correlates Analysis
Author(s):
Chen, Chung-Hey
Author Details:
Chen, Chung-Hey, PhD, chunghey@mail.ncku.edu.tw;
Abstract:
Purpose: Postpartum sleep disorder is a significant problem for postnatal women. Although influence factors that might predispose postnatal women to sleep disorder have been identified, there are few appropriate instruments available for measuring specific postpartum sleep quality. This study aimed to develop the Postpartum Sleep Quality Scale (PSQS) and explore the associated demographic factors on PSQS.

Methods: A 16-item “Postpartum Sleep Quality Scale” was developed. A total of 202 postpartum women were recruited from a medical center and an obstetric clinic in southern Taiwan from November 2010 to March 2011

Results: The PSQS had item-to-total correlations ranging from 0.21 to 0.67 and demonstrated good internal consistency (α = .81) and a 5-day test-retest reliability (r = .81). Its construct validity was confirmed by factor analysis, which extracted and defined two categories of postpartum sleep quality: infant night care and daytime dysfunction, and sleep inefficiency and sleep disturbance; these two factors explained 41.3% of the total variance with factor loadings 0.39 to 0.75. Convergent validity was demonstrated by significant correlation (r = .66) with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, which indicates that postpartum sleep quality and general sleep quality are similar but not identical concept. The demographic factors significantly associating with poorer postnatal sleep quality were unhappy childbirth experience and longer handling household chores per day.

Conclusion: The PSQS is a reliable, valid and useful scale to measure postpartum sleep quality and examine intervention protocols in postpartum women with sleep disturbance.

Keywords:
women health; postnatal care; sleep quality
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePostpartum Sleep Quality: Scale Development and Demographic Correlates Analysisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chung-Heyen_GB
dc.author.detailsChen, Chung-Hey, PhD, chunghey@mail.ncku.edu.tw;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243501-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>Postpartum sleep disorder is a significant problem for postnatal women. Although influence factors that might predispose postnatal women to sleep disorder have been identified, there are few appropriate instruments available for measuring specific postpartum sleep quality. This study aimed to develop the Postpartum Sleep Quality Scale (PSQS) and explore the associated demographic factors on PSQS. <p><b>Methods: </b>A 16-item &ldquo;Postpartum Sleep Quality Scale&rdquo; was developed. A total of 202 postpartum women were recruited from a medical center and an obstetric clinic in southern Taiwan from November 2010 to March 2011 <p><b>Results: </b>The PSQS had item-to-total correlations ranging from 0.21 to 0.67 and demonstrated good internal consistency (&alpha; = .81) and a 5-day test-retest reliability (r = .81). Its construct validity was confirmed by factor analysis, which extracted and defined two categories of postpartum sleep quality: infant night care and daytime <a href="http://tw.wrs.yahoo.com/_ylt=A3eg.8x7nJFNhGIAqv_hbB4J/SIG=12t73gfcp/EXP=1301417211/**http%3a/tw.dictionary.yahoo.com/dictionary%3fp=dysfunction%26docid=1031374">dysfunction</a>, and sleep inefficiency and sleep disturbance; these two factors explained 41.3% of the total variance with factor loadings 0.39 to 0.75. Convergent validity was demonstrated by significant correlation (r = .66) with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, which indicates that postpartum sleep quality and general sleep quality are similar but not identical concept. The demographic factors significantly associating with poorer postnatal sleep quality were unhappy childbirth experience and longer handling household chores per day. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The PSQS is a reliable, valid and useful scale to measure postpartum sleep quality and examine intervention protocols in postpartum women with sleep disturbance.en_GB
dc.subjectwomen healthen_GB
dc.subjectpostnatal careen_GB
dc.subjectsleep qualityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:07Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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