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Factors related to sleep quality in hospitalized antepartum women: A cross-sectional study

Pi-Feng Hsu
Yu-Ying Lu


This study investigated the sleep quality and its psychological correlates among hospitalized antepartum women. A cross-sectional correlation study design and convenience sampling were conducted in the gynecological ward of a medical center in northern Taiwan. A total of 101 hospitalized antepartum women were recruited. A self-administered structured questionnaire including demographic profiles, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Antepartum Hospital Stressors Inventory (AHSI), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used for the study. Bivariate and multiple linear regressions were used to analyze the data. A majority of the participants had poor sleep quality (82.8%), based on the global PSQI score. Sleep quality correlated with age, marital and employment status, parity, method of conception, multiple gestation, history of pregnant complications, anxiety symptom and hospital stressors which explained 21% of the variance in sleep quality. This study found a high prevalence of poor sleep quality in hospitalized antepartum women. Anxiety symptom was a significant predictor of sleep quality. Healthcare providers should be encouraged to assess sleep and emotional status in antepartum women during hospitalization and provide them appropriate interventions to improve sleep and reduce anxiety symptoms and hospital stressors. (Afr J Reprod Health 2024; 28 [1]: 31-38).

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