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Characteristics of nausea and vomiting in pregnant Japanese women.
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PMID:  16911179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is a common condition in early pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of Japanese women's NVP and to determine the relationship between NVP and quality of life. The NVP was measured using the Rhodes' Index and quality of life was measured by the SF-36. Nausea and retching at 4-7 and 12-15 weeks was significantly more severe than at 16-19 weeks, whereas there was no difference in vomiting. A decrease in physical well-being was correlated with the severity of nausea and retching at 8-11 and 12-15 weeks, but not with that of vomiting at any gestational period. Although the symptom of vomiting tended to be noticed more frequently, nausea and retching was more important in the care and treatment of NVP in Japanese women than vomiting, suggesting that professionals should carefully measure NVP symptoms using reliable instruments.
Tomoko Kugahara; Kazutomo Ohashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1441-0745     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-16     Completed Date:  2006-10-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-84     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Area of Nursing Science, Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Gestational Age
Health Status*
Hospitals, General
Hospitals, Urban
Japan / epidemiology
Nausea / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*
Quality of Life / psychology*
Severity of Illness Index
Smoking / epidemiology
Socioeconomic Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Vomiting / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*

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