Comparing the quality of life and psychological state of multiparous and primiparous women in ante-and postnatal periods: A cohort study

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Seyed Abbas Mousavi 1 , Forough Mortazavi 2 , * , Reza Chaman 3 , Mohammad-Esmaeil Ajami 4

1 Research Center of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

2 Dept. of Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

3 Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

4 Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

How to Cite: Mousavi S A, Mortazavi F, Chaman R, Ajami M. Comparing the quality of life and psychological state of multiparous and primiparous women in ante-and postnatal periods: A cohort study, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 17(5):e77063.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (5); e77063
Published Online: August 29, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: September 09, 2012
Accepted: February 12, 2013

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to compare the quality of life and psychological status of primiparous versus multiparous women during pregnancy and postpartum. A quality of life (QOL) questionnaire and a general health questionnaire (GHQ28) were filled out in the third trimester of pregnancy and 8 weeks postpartum by 273 pregnant women visiting health centers. In both periods the mean scores of QOL were higher in primiparous than the multiparous (P=.003, P=.026). During the pregnancy, the mean score of GHQ28 was lower in primiparous than multiparous (P=.005). Multiparity affects negatively women’s psychological state and quality of life during pregnancy.

Keywords

quality of life parity postpartum period pregnancy women

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