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POURJAVAD M, MANSOORI A. STUDY OF FATIGUE IN WORKING PREGNANT WOMEN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2003; 17 (1) :35-39
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-720-en.html

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, I.R.lran , mpourjavad@yahoo.com.
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The purpose of the study is to show in which trimester of pregnancy is fatigue more common among working women, and whether or not there is any relationship between fatigue rate and educational level, income, etc. This is a longitudinal study. From the total number of patients who came to Zeinab University Hospital, 100 completed a demographics 50 item questionnaire and the numerical rating scale fatigue (NRS-F) was obtained. I Of those, only 35 patients were in their first trimester of pregnancy and qualified for the study and filled the questionnaire again at 2nd and 3rd trimesters. The fatigue rate was higher in the first than the two other trimesters of pregnancy (f=126.78, p<0.001). In unwanted pregnancies with no moral support b y the husband or other family members, the fatigue rate was not significant. There is a relationship between fatigue rate and the education level of these women (f=8.569, p=0.001) and income (f=10.72, p<0.001). When medical instructions had to be given to a patient to do less work or rest at home, the fatigue rate was significantly higher than those who did not (f=17.34, p<0.001). In conclusion, it appears that health personel working with childbearing populations should counsel women about significant 1st trimester fatigue so they can prepare their work and home environments in an attempt to achieve adequate rest.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics

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