Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: Listening to Australian Women

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dc.contributor.author Pierce, Heather en_US
dc.contributor.author Homer, Caroline en_US
dc.contributor.author Dahlen, Hannah en_US
dc.contributor.author King, Jenny en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011006221 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pierce Heather et al. 2011, 'Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: Listening to Australian Women', Hindawi Publishing Corporation, vol. 2012, no. Art387428, en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2090-1437 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: Listening to Australian Women en_US
dc.parent Nursing Research and Practice en_US
dc.journal.volume 2012 en_US
dc.journal.number Art387428 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
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dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
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dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
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dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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