Quality of life evaluation in iranian postpartum women with and without striae gravidarum

Kordi, M. and Fakari, F. R. and Mazloum, S. R. and Layegh, P. (2016) Quality of life evaluation in iranian postpartum women with and without striae gravidarum. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 10 (2).

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Abstract

Background: Striae are acommonchange during pregnancy, leaving striae in various body parts after delivery, which mostwomen find unpleasant. They create a big aesthetic concern for most women. Although striae do not endanger the mother and the fetus, theymaycause a desire to scratch the region leading to small wounds, induce stress over beauty, decrease self-confidence, and create psychological disorders. They may try various treatments and often refer to dermatology clinics and receive long-term treatments; these time-consuming and costly behaviors and may affect their quality of life. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life in Iranian postpartum women with and without striae gravidarum. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 145 women who had referred to health centers of Mashhad to receive post-delivery health care six weeks after delivery during year 2013. Multi-stage sampling was applied to select the participants. The tools used were demographic, SF-36 quality of life, Skindex29, Atwal and Fitzpatrick classification questionnaires. Data were analyzed using the SPSS V.11.5 software. Results: The subjects' mean age was 26.3 ± 5.7. Mann-Whitney test showed there was a significant difference between mean of Skindex29 and its dimensions (P < 0.001), general life quality (P < 0.001) in women with and without striae. Mann-Whitney test showed no significant difference between mean general quality of life dimension, except physical function in women with and without striae (P > 0.05). Conclusions: The results showed that striae lead to reduced quality of general life and reduced skin quality index in women postpartum. © 2016, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Fakari, F.R.; Department of Midwifery, Students Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: rashidiff@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postpartum Quality of Life Striae Gravidarum adult behavior classification cross-sectional study data analysis software dermatology female health center human human tissue long term care major clinical study questionnaire rank sum test sampling Short Form 36 skin
Subjects: WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 04:40
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/13068

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