Frequency of Sleep Disorders and Individual Related Factors in Pregnant Women Referred to Mashhad Health Centers in 2019

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 M.Sc. in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran. Health Sciences Research Center, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of community health, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style Institute, School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction: Sleep is one of the necessities of life and sleep disorder has undesirable consequences. This study was performed with aim to investigate sleep disorders and some individual related factors in pregnant women referred to health centers in Mashhad.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 285 pregnant women referred to Mashhad health centers in 2019. Petersburg Sleep Quality Questionnaire was used to assess the sleep quality of individuals. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 16) and Pearson correlation coefficient and one-way ANOVA tests. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The mean age of pregnant women was 27.73±5.37 years and the mean total score of sleep quality was 12.37±2.80 and the rate of sleep disturbance in the pregnant women was 285 (100%). The results of Pearson correlation coefficient showed no significant relationship between demographic variables and sleep quality (P >0.05).
Conclusion: Sleep disorder has high prevalence in pregnant women. Therefore, to improve the sleep quality of pregnant women, in addition to routine prenatal care, a program should be design for diagnosis, etiology and treatment of this disorder.


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