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Radnia N, Otogara M, Shahnavazian S, Jafarian F, Khaled Noori M, Yoosefi Z, et al . Comparison of Quality of Life between Mothers with Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery . hrjbaq. 2017; 2 (3) :177-184
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Department of Midwifery, Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , (arezoo.shayan2012@yahoo.com)
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Introduction: One of the factors affecting the quality of life after pregnancy is mode of delivery. Many studies should be done about the relationship between mode of delivery and related physical and psychological problems and also satisfaction after delivery. So the present study was conducted to evaluate the quality of life of mothers with cesarean and vaginal delivery.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 330 pregnant women who were admitted to an educational hospital for vaginal delivery or cesarean in 2015. Selection of subjects was done via simple random sampling. Data collection tools were demographic questionnaire and also short form of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF). Data were analyzed using SPSS-21 software thru descriptive statistics, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests.

Results: The mean value of quality of life scores of women were 57.81 and 57.40 for vaginal and Cesarean delivery groups respectively, there was no significant difference between these two groups (p= 0.353). The mean value of quality of life of all women was 57.61. Social dimension has highest value among other dimensions in all women. There was no significant correlation between the scores of quality of life dimensions and total quality of life score with the mode of delivery. In the normal labor group, significant difference were observed about between the age group of 20-30 years with 20> years and <30 years (p<0.01).  Also the mean value of social life quality in the cesarean group with first birthday was higher than mothers of second or more caesarean (p=0.044).

Conclusion: Although there was no significant relationship between quality of life and mode of delivery, but because of the higher complications and higher costs of delivery, the rates of caesarean can be reduced by giving more advice and raising awareness of pregnant mothers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/8 | Revised: 2018/11/7 | Accepted: 2017/06/26 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/07/8 | Published: 2017/07/8

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