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dc.contributor.authorEmmanuel, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorSt John, Winsome
dc.contributor.authorSun, Jing
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:18:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:18:01Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:15:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0884-2175
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01400.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47548
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore demographic and social support predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (mental and physical) for childbearing women in the perinatal period. Design: Longitudinal. Sample: Three public hospitals in metropolitan Brisbane, Australia. Participants: Four hundred seventy-three (473) women recruited at 36 weeks of pregnancy, and 6 and 12 weeks following childbirth. Methods: The Short Form-12 (SF-12) Version 2 Health Survey was used to measure the mental and physical domains of HRQoL. Social support was measured using the Maternal Social Support Scale (MSSS). Results: Mean scores for the mental and physical domains of HRQoL were lower than population norms. Social support was found to be a significant and consistent predictor of higher HRQoL scores, particularly in the physical domain at 12 weeks following child birth and mental domain during the perinatal period. The relationship between social support and HRQoL was found to be independent of other factors including education, length of relationship with partner, age, parity, and antenatal visit. The only other significant predictor was length of relationship with partner in the mental domain at 36 weeks of pregnancy. Conclusion: Social support is a significant and consistent predictor of a mother's HRQoL during the perinatal period. Nurses and midwives need to assess social support, rather than making assumptions based on demographic factors.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefromE62
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoE70
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiostatistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Health Nursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode010402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111005
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleRelationship between Social Support and Quality of Life in Childbearing Women during the Perinatal Period
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSt John, Winsome
gro.griffith.authorSun, Jing
gro.griffith.authorEmmanuel, Elizabeth NM.


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