Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: Listening to Australian Women

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dc.contributor.author Pierce, HM
dc.contributor.author Homer, CS
dc.contributor.author Dahlen, H
dc.contributor.author King, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Nursing Research and Practice, 2011, 2012 (Art387428), pp. 1 - 10
dc.identifier.issn 2090-1437
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18493
dc.description.abstract To investigate the prevalence and nature of lumbo-pelvic pain (LPP), that is experienced by women in the lumbar and/or sacro-iliac area and/or symphysis pubis during pregnancy. Cross-sectional, descriptive study. An Australian public hospital antenatal clinic. Women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Method. Women were recruited to the study as they presented for their antenatal appointment. A survey collected demographic data and was used to self report LPP. A pain diagram differentiated low back, pelvic girdle or combined pain. Closed and open ended questions explored the experiences of the women.Main OutcomeMeasures. The Visual Analogue Scale and the Oswestry Disability Index (Version 2.1a). Results. There was a high prevalence of self reported LPP during the pregnancy (71%). An association was found between the reporting of LPP, multiparity, and a previous history of LPP. The mean intensity score for usual pain was 6/10 and four out of five women reported disability associated with the condition.Most women (71%) had reported their symptoms to their maternity carer however only a small proportion of these women received intervention. Conclusion. LPP is a potentially significant health issue during pregnancy.
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.title Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: Listening to Australian Women
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Nursing Research and Practice
dc.journal.volume Art387428
dc.journal.volume 2012
dc.journal.number Art387428 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 995146
dc.personcode 101406
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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