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Maternal perceived quality of life following childbirth.
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PMID:  17594407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine preterm, near-term, and term mothers' self-reported quality of life in the early postpartum period. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal repeated measures design. SETTING: Four medical centers in the Midwest. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 184 mothers of either a preterm, near-term, or term infant. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life tool. RESULTS: Mothers of preterm infants scored significantly lower on the subscale psychological/baby of the Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life tool compared to mothers of near-term and term infants. CONCLUSIONS: Infant gestational age at birth has relevance for maternal quality of life during the postpartum period. Health care professionals need to be cognizant relative to infant gestational age and individualize nursing care.
Pamela D Hill; Jean C Aldag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-27     Completed Date:  2007-08-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-34     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Quad Cities Regional Program, Moline, IL 61265, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Chi-Square Distribution
Gestational Age*
Health Services Needs and Demand
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Life Change Events
Linear Models
Maternal-Child Nursing
Midwestern United States
Mothers / education,  psychology*
Nurse's Role / psychology
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Methodology Research
Patient Education as Topic
Postpartum Period / psychology*
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life / psychology*
Social Support

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