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Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: listening to Australian women.
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PMID:  22685643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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SAMPLE POPULATION: Women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Method. Women were recruited to the study as they presented for their antenatal appointment. A survey collected demographic data and was used to self report LPP. A pain diagram differentiated low back, pelvic girdle or combined pain. Closed and open ended questions explored the experiences of the women. Main Outcome Measures. The Visual Analogue Scale and the Oswestry Disability Index (Version 2.1a). Results. There was a high prevalence of self reported LPP during the pregnancy (71%). An association was found between the reporting of LPP, multiparity, and a previous history of LPP. The mean intensity score for usual pain was 6/10 and four out of five women reported disability associated with the condition. Most women (71%) had reported their symptoms to their maternity carer however only a small proportion of these women received intervention. Conclusion. LPP is a potentially significant health issue during pregnancy.
Authors:
Heather Pierce; Caroline S E Homer; Hannah G Dahlen; Jenny King
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research and practice     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-1437     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res Pract     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101561211     Medline TA:  Nurs Res Pract     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387428     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.
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