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Soghra Khani. Pregnant women's attitude towards mothering role (1993). IJN. 1999; 13 (20) :19-24
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1335-en.html

Abstract:   (3849 Views)

  This study is a correlation research carried out in order to determine pregnant women's attitude towards the

  mothering role and its relationship to the onset and duration of nausea and vomiting .

  This study included 130 women who were patients , at health treatment centers in the city of Sari had

  previous delivery and had no known physical or psychological illness at the time of the research which

  included nausea and vomiting . All subjects ' gestational age was less than 18 weeks.

  To collect data, a three part questionnaire was constructed . The first part was concerned with the

  characteristics of the participants . In the second part, their attitudes towards the mothering role was

  assessed and the third part contained data about the onset and duration of nausea and vomiting .

  In analyzing the data, descriptive and inferal statistics were used. This research data were collected in

  absolute and comparative frequency distribution tables and in order to determine the relationship between

  pregnant women 's attitude towards the mothering role and variables such as age , age at first pregnancy,

  years of marriage, educational level , number of pregnancies, occupational status and income of the fam ily

  and also to determine the relationship between pregnant women 's attitude towards the mothering role and

  onset and duration of nausea and vomiting, the chi-square and fisher exact test were used .

  The results of this study revealed that the majority of clients (43%) were 20-24 years old and the age at

  marriage of56.1% of clients less than 20 years. Age at first pregnancy in 43.9% of clients was between 20-24

  years. 56.9% were married less than one year. 37% had primary school education, 93.7% were house-wives and

  48.5% were from low income families.

  The result of this study shows that the majority of subjects (70%) had a neutral attitude towards the mothering

  role and also a majority of them (61.54%) had nausea and vomiting, 23.85% had the symptoms for 3 months .

  The findings of this study showed that there is a relationship between the level of income of the subjects and

  onset and duration of nausea and vomiting . Also the results of this study showed that there is no relationship

  between the attitude towards the mothering role and the onset and duration of nausea and vomiting .

  In conclusion, the researcher hopes that the authorities of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical

  Education and staff midwives of health treatment centers find the contents of this study beneficial in

  decreasing nausea and vomiting .

  This study can be further developed in the same line. The investigator based on the findings of this study

  suggests that further research can be done in this respect, such as the effects of onset and duration of

  nausea and vomiting on pregnant women’s attitude towards the mothering role or determination of effective

  factors on the onset of nausea and vomiting and pregnant women's attitude towards the mothering role .

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