Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the sleep quality in Taiwanese pregnant women.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify the sleep quality and its psychosocial correlates in Taiwanese pregnant women.
Background. Women who are pregnant commonly have sleep problems during their pregnancy. Pregnancy-related hormonal fluctuations, physical discomforts and psychosocial stress may affect sleep pattern, mood, and reaction to stress. For these reasons, sleep disturbance may occur across pregnancy, which impacts the pregnant women’s quality of life.
Design. Cross-sectional design.
Methods. A convenience sample of 400
Conclusion. Pregnant women who had prenatal depression, poor pre-pregnancy sleep quality, negative current body image, and higher gestation weeks were more reported poor sleep quality, thereby adding to existing knowledge of the factors involved in pregnancy-related sleep quality of Taiwanese women.
Relevance to clinical practice. Sleep problems screen should be regard as a routine of obstetric clinics and give a sleep counseling, particular in pregnant women with depressive tendency.
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