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Journal of Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing 2000;6(3):427-438.
Published online June 14, 2013.
Subjective Symptoms of Fatigue in Postpartum Women
Kim, Shinjeong , Jeong, Geum Hee , Kim, Taehee
1Department of Nursing Science, Hallym University, Korea.
2PunDang CHA General Hospital, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to collect basic data the health care of postpartum women. Three hundred seventy five women who were 3days postpartum were enrolled at two university hospitals. Data were collected from April 1999 to November, 1999 using a questionnaire titled "Symptom Table on Fatigue Perception" designed by the Fatigue Research Committee of Japan. The collected data were scored by the use of mean and standard deviation according to the subjective symptoms of fatigue and each item was analyzed independent variable by the t-test and the ANOVA test. The results were as follows: 1. The average fatigue score of subjects was 1.61. Physical fatigue had the highest value with a mean of 1.82, followed by neuro-sensory fatigue with a mean score of 1.54, psychological fatigue was rated lowest with a mean of 1.45. 2. With the respect to the general characteristics of subjects, there were statisticallY significant differences in difficulty of labor (t=2.335, p=.020, sleeping tirre(t=2.340, p=.020) and desirability of pregnancy(t=2,409, p=.018).
Key Words: Postpartum women; Fatigue

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