Demo-Socioeconomic, Obstetric Variables, Perceived Stress and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Pregnant Women in Macao, China

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243516
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Demo-Socioeconomic, Obstetric Variables, Perceived Stress and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Pregnant Women in Macao, China
Author(s):
Lau, Ying
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Hong Kong
Author Details:
Lau, Ying, PhD, ylau@ipm.edu.mo;
Abstract:
Purpose:

To identify the relationship of demographic, socioeconomic and obstetric variables and health-related quality of life to perceived stress among Macao Chinese pregnant women.

Methods:

It was a cross-sectional and exploratory quantitative study among a community-based sample (n=1151) pregnant women during the second trimester. The setting was in an antenatal clinic of a university-affiliated regional public hospital in Macao.The perceived stress was measured by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and health-related quality of life was measured by the standard SF-12 Health Survey (SF-12).

Results:

A multiple linear regression analysis revealed that pregnant women who were younger (β = 0.085, p = 0.002) , single, divorced, separated or cohabitating (β = 0.067, p < 0.009), lower education attainment (β = 0.079, p = 0.003), worked long hours (β = 0.102, p < 0.001) or had an unplanned pregnancy (β = 0.063 p = 0.014) with late initiation of  antenatal care (β = 0.066, p = 0.008) or poor physical (β = -0.501, p < 0.001) or mental (β = -0.115, p < 0.001) health-related quality of life had higher levels of perceived stress.

Conclusion:

The preliminary information was provided about Macao Pregnant women who had higher perceived stress during pregnancy that was associated with the demographic, socioeconomic, obstetric, and health-related quality of life variables. Development of a checklist or structured questions was necessary for clinical situations and tailor-made a program of stress management during pregnancy.

Keywords:
Health related quality of life; Perceived stress; Pregnancy
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDemo-Socioeconomic, Obstetric Variables, Perceived Stress and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Pregnant Women in Macao, Chinaen
dc.contributor.authorLau, Yingen
dc.contributor.departmentHong Kongen
dc.author.detailsLau, Ying, PhD, ylau@ipm.edu.mo;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243516-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>To identify the relationship of demographic, socioeconomic and obstetric variables and health-related quality of life to perceived stress among Macao Chinese pregnant women. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>It was a cross-sectional and exploratory quantitative study&nbsp;among a&nbsp;community-based sample (n=1151) pregnant women&nbsp;during the second trimester. The setting&nbsp;was&nbsp;in&nbsp;an antenatal clinic of a university-affiliated regional public hospital in Macao.The perceived stress was measured by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and health-related quality of life was measured by the standard SF-12 Health Survey (SF-12). <p><b>Results: </b> <p>A&nbsp;multiple linear regression analysis revealed that pregnant women who were younger (&beta; = 0.085, p = 0.002) , single, divorced, separated or cohabitating (&beta; = 0.067, p &lt; 0.009), lower education attainment (&beta; = 0.079, p = 0.003), worked long hours (&beta; = 0.102, p &lt; 0.001) or had an unplanned pregnancy (&beta; = 0.063 p = 0.014) with late initiation of&nbsp; antenatal care (&beta; = 0.066, p = 0.008) or poor physical (&beta; = -0.501, p &lt; 0.001) or mental (&beta; = -0.115, p &lt; 0.001) health-related quality of life had higher levels of perceived stress. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The preliminary information was provided about Macao Pregnant women who had higher perceived stress during pregnancy that was associated with the demographic, socioeconomic, obstetric, and health-related quality of life variables. Development of a checklist or structured questions was necessary for clinical situations and tailor-made a program of stress management during pregnancy.en
dc.subjectHealth related quality of lifeen
dc.subjectPerceived stressen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:22Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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