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Volume 12, Issue 6 (November-December 2013)                   Payesh 2013, 12(6): 629-635 | Back to browse issues page

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Fereshte Jahdi, Elham rezaei, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Hamid hagani. Prevalence of sleep disorders in the pregnant women. Payesh. 2013; 12 (6) :629-635
1- Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Objective (s): Sleep disturbance is a common complains during pregnancy and occur as a result of physiologic, hormonal, and physical changes associated with pregnancy. This study aimed to determine prevalence of sleep disorders in the pregnant women.
Methods: This was a cross sectional study of 312 pregnant women aged 20 to 40 years old in Maku, Azarbyejan, Iran. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to collect the data. Descriptive and analytical statistics were used to explore the data.
Results: The means score sleep quality was 7.78 (SD = ± 3.14) and prevalence of sleep disturbance in pregnant women was 87.2 %. There were significant relationship between sleep disorder and excessive sleeping and fatigue, urinary frequency, husband smoking and education.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that a high proportion of pregnant women suffer from sleep disturbance. It seems that providing necessary care for these women is essential.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/12/8 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/10/8 | Published: 2013/11/15

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