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Ghanei Gheshlagh R, Ghalenoee M. Comparison of quality of life of pregnant women with and without sleep apnea. SJNMP. 2017; 3 (2) :74-81
URL: http://sjnmp.muk.ac.ir/article-1-135-en.html
1- Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , Ghalenoee5.m@gmail.com
Abstract:   (783 Views)
Background & Aim: Sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that is common in pregnant women and may lead to daytime sleepiness, anxiety and depression, impaired social relationship, work, family and marital and may reduce the quality of life. This study was conducted to compare the quality of life of pregnant women with and without sleep apnea.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional-comparative study, was conducted in 2014 among 140 pregnant women (70 with sleep apnea and 70 healthy women) who referred to health centers in Saqqez. Pregnant women were selected with conceived sampling. Data were collected using a demographic form, STOP and Quality of Life SF-36 questionnaire.
Results: The mean total score of quality of life and physical function score (P=0.006), general health (p=0.02), social function (p=0.02) and mental health (p=0.02) in pregnant women with sleep apnea was significantly lower than women without sleep apnea.
Conclusion: Quality of life in women with sleep apnea was lower than in healthy pregnant women.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/07/25 | Revised: 2018/09/8 | Accepted: 2018/08/15 | Published: 2018/08/15 | ePublished: 2018/08/15

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