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Perceived health six months after delivery in women who have experienced low back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy.
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PMID:  18036007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A majority of women suffer from low back pain and pelvic pain (LBPP) during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to investigate perceived health, sexual life, social situation, sick leave and use of medical services 6 months after pregnancy in women with LBPP during pregnancy. RESEARCH METHODS: In a previous questionnaire study, 72% (n = 639) of the respondents had reported LBPP during pregnancy. These respondents were sent a second questionnaire approximately 6 months after delivery. The respondents were divided into three groups: 'no pain', 'recurrent pain' and 'continuous pain'. Pearson's chi-squared test was used to test the difference between groups. RESULTS: Perceived health status 6 months after pregnancy was less favourable for women with persistent LBPP compared to women with remission of LBPP. Family situation, change of relationship and sexual life did not differ among women with remission of LBPP or persistent LBPP after pregnancy. Four of 10 women with persistent LBPP had sought medical care, and two of 10 had been on sick leave because of LBPP after pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: Perceived health status was less favourable for women with persistent LBPP after pregnancy. Use of medical services among women with persistent LBPP was prevalent.
Ingrid Mogren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0283-9318     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Caring Sci     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-55     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Clinical Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health*
Chi-Square Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Health Services / utilization
Health Status*
Logistic Models
Low Back Pain / epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
Pelvic Pain / epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology*
Personal Satisfaction
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology*
Puerperal Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Sexual Behavior / psychology
Sweden / epidemiology

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