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Relationship between the mothers self-care power and postpartum fatigue
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Relationship between the mothers self-care power and postpartum fatigue


6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

August 15-17, 2016 London, UK

Zekiye Karacam and Nagehan Aktas

Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between self-care power of women and postpartum fatigue in the postpartum second month. This is a cross-sectional study and included 313 women determined with convenience sampling method in postpartum second month. Research data were collected with a questionnaire including questions about demographics and independent variables tested, Visual Analog Scale for Fatigue, Self- Care Power Scale, Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale and the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, t-test, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis, correlation and multiple regression analysis. The mean age of the women included in the study was 25.36 ├?┬▒ years (standard deviation=3.67, range: 18-35). Of all women, 57.6% were primary school and secondary school graduates, %77.3 were housewives, 12.5% had large family, 31.0% had health insurance and 52.1% had low income levels. Negative correlation was between the fatigue subscale of visual analog scale scores and self-care power scale (r=-0.183, p<0.001), the multidimensional perceived social support scale (r=-0.131, p<0.05) and the energy subscale of visual analog scale for fatigue (r=-0.318, p<0.001), and positive correlation was between the fatigue subscale of visual analog scale for fatigue and Edinburgh postpartum depression scale (r=-0.173, p<0.001). Stepwise multiple regression analyses, performed to determine factors associated with fatigue and energy symptom scores, revealed two statistically significant variables which increased the strength of the model. These variables were being a secondary school graduate of husbant for fatigue and having high income levels. It could contribute to the improvement the selfcare power of women in the postpartum period and to the development of the baby├ó┬?┬?s and mother├ó┬?┬?s health, increasing social supports including especially spousal support and improving the coping with depressive symptoms.

Biography :

Zekiye Karaçam is a Professor at Adnan Menderes University Aydin School of Health, Division of Midwifery. She completed her PhD in Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing from Hacettepe University Health Science Institute. She worked at Hacettepe University as Lecturer and nurse up to 2004. She worked at Adnan Menderes University since 2004. She is head of the Department of Midwifery. She has published 16 international papers and 21 national papers in reputed journals and has been serving as reviewers for some international and national journals.

Email: zkaracam09@gmail.com

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