Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women During the Third Trimester

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335526
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women During the Third Trimester
Author(s):
Chou, Fan-Hao; Chang, Hsiang Han
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Fan-Hao Chou, RN, PhD, fanhao@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiang Han Chang, MSN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore quality of life and associated factors in pregnant women during the third trimester. Methods: A cross-sectional and correlational research design was conducted using the Demographic Inventory, the Discomfort Symptom Questionnaire of the Third Trimester, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL)-Brief Taiwan version. A convenience sample of 207 pregnant women aged 20 years old or above were recruited from a medical center in southern Taiwan after consent forms were obtained. Data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 software, including descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression. Results: Results found (1) pregnant women an average QOL index score of 70.58 (moderate and above); (2) significant differences in QOL scores for the variables of occupation (yes/no), education level, religion, monthly personal and family income; (3) discomfort symptoms of the third trimester and prenatal stress were significantly associated with QOL; (4) 49.9% of QOL variance was explained by discomfort symptoms of the third trimester, monthly personal income, prenatal stress and planned pregnancy. Conclusion: The results of this study may help healthcare professionals to understand relationships among symptoms of the third trimester, prenatal stress and QOL in pregnant women during the third trimester. It could also be an evidence-based data for assessment and caring of those pregnant women.
Keywords:
symptom; quality of life; Pregnancy
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Life and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women During the Third Trimesteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorChou, Fan-Haoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChang, Hsiang Hanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsFan-Hao Chou, RN, PhD, fanhao@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiang Han Chang, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335526-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore quality of life and associated factors in pregnant women during the third trimester. Methods: A cross-sectional and correlational research design was conducted using the Demographic Inventory, the Discomfort Symptom Questionnaire of the Third Trimester, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL)-Brief Taiwan version. A convenience sample of 207 pregnant women aged 20 years old or above were recruited from a medical center in southern Taiwan after consent forms were obtained. Data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 software, including descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression. Results: Results found (1) pregnant women an average QOL index score of 70.58 (moderate and above); (2) significant differences in QOL scores for the variables of occupation (yes/no), education level, religion, monthly personal and family income; (3) discomfort symptoms of the third trimester and prenatal stress were significantly associated with QOL; (4) 49.9% of QOL variance was explained by discomfort symptoms of the third trimester, monthly personal income, prenatal stress and planned pregnancy. Conclusion: The results of this study may help healthcare professionals to understand relationships among symptoms of the third trimester, prenatal stress and QOL in pregnant women during the third trimester. It could also be an evidence-based data for assessment and caring of those pregnant women.en_GB
dc.subjectsymptomen_GB
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_GB
dc.subjectPregnancyen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:22Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:22Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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