Prevalence of unwanted Pregnancy and its Relationship with Health-related quality of Life for Pregnant Women’s in Salas city, Kermanshah- Iran. 2007

Azizi, Ali and Amirian, Farhad and pashaei, Tahereh and Amirian, Marzieh (2011) Prevalence of unwanted Pregnancy and its Relationship with Health-related quality of Life for Pregnant Women’s in Salas city, Kermanshah- Iran. 2007. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 14 (5). pp. 24-31. (In Press)

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Abstract

Introduction: Unwanted pregnancies are among factors causing maternal mortality that can affect women's quality of life. This study was done to show the incidence of unwanted pregnancy and its relationship with health-related quality of life in pregnant women. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study enrolled all pregnant women who referred to health centers of Tazehabad urban rural health center during for routine prenatal care two month of January and February of 2007. According to the research aim, two questionnaires were completed for every pregnant woman: a questionnaire of pregnancy type and SF36 questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life. Data were analyzed with software of SPSS11.5 by using descriptive statistics and statistical analysis of T-test. Results: In our study 40.2٪ women had unwanted pregnancy. In 15.7٪ pregnancy was unwanted by the couple, 7.8٪ unwanted pregnancy by husband and 16.7٪ unwanted pregnancy by the wife. T-test showed the relationship between the average scores of health-related quality of life and type of pregnancy was significant (p = 0.0001). Average scores of quality of life in mental and physical subscales of unwanted pregnancies were less than mothers with desired pregnancy (p=0.0001). Conclusion: The decreased incidences of unwanted pregnancies would promote health-related quality of life in pregnant women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:51
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5288

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