Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Pregnant Women Methods in order to Cope with Nausea-Vomiting

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2011; 19: 129-134
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Aim: The research was conducted in order to determine the methods used by the pregnant women in order to cope with nausea-vomiting (NV).

Methods: The research was performed at the delivery policlinics of Vehbi Şahap Obstetrics and Children Illnesses Hospital of Ministry of Health, Aksaray Province. Those pregnant who were aged between 15 and 49, had a NV complaint and came to the hospital between the 1st of January and 30th June, 2010 were included in the study. A total of 195 pregnant were included in the study who met the inclusion criteria. A questionnaire form designed by the researchers that addressed personal information about the participants and Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis and Nausea Scale that uncovered severity of NV with 3 questions were used.

Results: It was found out that 69.2 %had mild NV whereas 30.8 %had moderate/severe NV. 82.6 %of the women said that smell of food worsened NV and 41 %debility and tiredness. In order to cope with NV, women reported that they got fresh air (59 %), slept (45.1 %), rested (43.6 %), ate less more frequently (38.7 %) or used medicine (14.4 %).

Conclusion: As a result of the research, it was found out that the pregnant women had mild to moderate NV more, debility and tiredness increased the complaint and therefore preferred to stay in the open air and to rest in order to cope with NV

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