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Ishihara, Rumi Kagawa Prefectural University of Health Sciences|Tokushima University
Nagamine, Keiko Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nishikawa, Yoshie Tsurugi-Handa Hospital
Keywords
Hot flashes
night sweats
postpartum women
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Hot flashes and night sweats commonly occur during menopausal transition period due to estrogen deficiency, but these conditions can also occur during postpartum period in which there are marked hormonal fluctuations. This study determined the prevalence and examined factors related to hot flashes and night sweats among the Japanese women in the postpartum period. The design of this study was a longitudinal investigation and the population of the postpartum women recruited was 229. A self-administered questionnaire that adapted Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) of measurement was used to collect data at 3 days postpartum, 2 weeks postpartum and one month postpartum. There was a significant association between transient night sweats and anxiety regarding family finances. Women who complained of hot flashes was 22.8% at 3 days postpartum and it decreased thereafter, while women who complained of night sweats were 58.6% at 3 days postpartum, 33.1% at 2 weeks postpartum and 15.2% at one month postpartum. In conclusion, hot flashes and night sweats among Japanese women in the postpartum period was associated with psychological and social factors.
Journal Title
International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
ISSN
21412456
Publisher
Academic Journals
Volume
12
Issue
1
Start Page
14
End Page
21
Published Date
2020-02-29
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