Factors Associated with Urinary Problems among Postpartum Women at Siriraj Hospital

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Onanong Buala
Somsak Suthutvoravut
Sanya Patrachai
Vachira Singhakajen

Abstract

Background: During the postpartum period, urinary problems are common in women and may lead to chronic illness.


Objective: This study aims to determine the incidence and factors associated with urinary problems in postpartum women who delivered vaginally at Siriraj Hospital.


Material and Method: Study design was descriptive research. Data was collected by using a questionnaire to interview postpartum women within 48 hours after childbirth. During May 2008-June 2008, 198 postpartum women were recruited. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis which test the hypothesis of association between the variables, the chi-square test was used. Significance level of 0. = 0.05 was applied.


Results: The incidence of urinary problems in postpartum women in this study was 59.1%, included urinary dysuria 54.5 %, urinary retention 6.0% and urinary incontinence 3.0%. There were 9 women (4.5%) who had more than 1 problem. Factors which had significant association with urinary problems were gestational age at delivery, parity, and the duration of the first stage of labour. A factor which had a significant association with dysuria was the duration of the first stage of labour.


Conclusion: Urinary problems, especially dysuria, in postpartum women who had vaginal delivery were common. Proper care during labour would prevent these problems.

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Buala, O., Suthutvoravut, S., Patrachai, S., & Singhakajen, V. (2009). Factors Associated with Urinary Problems among Postpartum Women at Siriraj Hospital. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 32(3), 128–136. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ramajournal/article/view/175387
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