Title

Fatigue in postpartum women

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

5-1-1991

NLM Title Abbreviation

Appl Nurs Res

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Applied Nursing Research

PubMed ID

1741638

Abstract

Childbirth and the responsibilities of parenting after birth require a great deal of energy. Fatigue in postpartum women is a concern for maternal-child nurses because of the impact on the health and parenting ability of the mother. To determine fatigue levels and types, 35 women who vaginally delivered were surveyed at 2 days, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks postpartum. This sample was found to be mildly fatigued, with situational and/or psychological fatigue. Nurses can intervene by assessing postpartum fatigue and using teaching/counseling methods for knowledge preparation and for clients at risk.

Keywords

Adult, Data Collection, Fatigue/epidemiology/nursing/prevention & control, Female, Humans, Nursing Assessment, Pregnancy, Puerperal Disorders/epidemiology/nursing/prevention & control

Published Article/Book Citation

Applied Nursing Research, 4:2 (1991) pp.57-62.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/873