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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2016;22(4):254-263.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2016.22.4.254    Published online December 27, 2016.
Influence of Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety on Quality of Life in Pregnant Women with Preterm Labor
Hyuna Kang, Ju Hee Nho, Hyejin Kang, Soojin Lee, Hwangmi Lee, Sunsook Choi
1Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. jhnho@jnu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify effects of fatigue, depression and anxiety on quality of life in pregnant women with preterm labor.
METHODS
With a survey design, data were collected from 138 mothers who were admitted at a hospital in Seoul, between June 2014 and September 2015. Instruments used to collect the data for the study were: Fatigue Continuum Form, Depression anxiety stress scale (DASS-21) and maternal postpartum quality of life (MAPP-QOL).
RESULTS
The mean fatigue score was 68.30 with 50.7% of women being depressed and 79.7% of the 138 women being anxious. The mean quality of life was 18.92 with quality of life being associated with fatigue, depression and anxiety. Depression and fatigue explained 26% of the variance in quality of life.
CONCLUSION
Depression and fatigue adversely affected women's quality of life. It is important to address appropriate management of depression and fatigue in order to improve quality of life in pregnant women with preterm labor.
Key Words: Fatigue; Depression; Anxiety; Quality of life; Pre-mature labor


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