The Factors Related to Quality of Life in Pregnant Women with Nausea and Vomiting during the First Trimester of Pregnancy

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สุนันทา ศรีมาคำ จรัสศรี ธีระกุลชัย จันทิมา ขนบดี

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This descriptive study aimed to examine the factors related to quality of life in pregnant women with nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy. Conceptual model of health - related quality of life was used for this study. The samples consisted of 85 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting during the first trimester who attended prenatal clinics at Ramathibodi Hospital and Supphasitthiprasong Hospital from June 2016 to October 2016. The samples were selected by purposive sampling based on inclusion criteria. The instruments for data collection were the Personal Data Questionnaire, the Anxiety Inventory Form X-I, the Rhodes Index of Nausea and Vomiting Form II, Social Support Questionnaire, Perception of Health Questionnaire and WHOQOL-BREF-THAI. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s product moment correlation. The research findings showed that the sample had moderate level of quality of life ( = 94.19, S.D = 12.64). Level of education, stress, severity of nausea and vomiting, social support and health perception were significantly correlated with quality of life (r = .24, -.48, -.43, .40 and .36, p < .05 respectively). Family income and pregnancy planning were not correlated with quality of life. The findings of the present study suggested that nurses should assess the factors related to quality of life in pregnant women to provide proper care and improve the quality of life of pregnant women with nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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ศรีมาคำส., ธีระกุลชัยจ., & ขนบดีจ. (2018). The Factors Related to Quality of Life in Pregnant Women with Nausea and Vomiting during the First Trimester of Pregnancy. Kuakarun Journal of Nursing, 25(2), 36-50. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kcn/article/view/161020
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