Assessment of Minor Disorders among Pregnant Women Attending Malafandi Primary Health Care Centre/Erbil-City

Keywords: Hormonal Change, minor discomfort, minor disorders, pregnancy, primary health-care center

Abstract

Minor disorder are the discomforts as associated with the pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, backache, heart burn, constipation, varicose vein, haemorrhoids, frequency of urination, fatigue, and leg cramps. Many women experience some minor disorder during pregnancy; these discomforts should be adequately as they may occur due to hormonal changes and postural changes. The aim of this study was to assess the minor disorder among pregnant women. A descriptive study was conducted in Malafandi Primary Health Care Centre, in December 2020 to January 2021, one hundred pregnant were taken and the data were collected by direct interview. The highest percentage of them within age group between 25–34 years old, graduated from high school with middle economic status. All of them had minor disorders as nausea and vomiting, backache, heart burn, leg cramps, varicose vein, haemorrhoids, fatigue, frequency of urination, constipation, and loss of appetite. There is a statistical significant association between age group with nausea and vomiting, and haemorrhoids (P- value ≤ 0.001 and 0.002 respectively). The findings of this study indicated that most common minor disorder in pregnancy came from fatigue while the lowest came from constipation.

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Author Biographies

Ayad A. Rashid, Department of Community Health , College of Health Technology, Cihan university-Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq

Ayad A. Rashid is an assistant lecturer at department of Community Health , College of Health Technology, Cihan university-Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq, M.Sc. in Community Health. His research interests is Community Health issues.

Samir M. Othman, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq

Samir M. Othman is an assistant professor, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil- Iraq, P.hD. in Community Health. His research interest is issues related to community health

Dara A. Al-Banna, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq

Dara A. Al-Banna is a lecturer at Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Tishk International University, Erbil- Iraq.  He hold a P.hD. in Adult Nursing. Research interest is adult nursing and community health

Aram M. Bra, Department of Community Health, College of Health Technology, Cihan University-Erbil, ‎Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Aram. M Bra is an Assistant Lecture at the Department of Community Health, College of Health Technology, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. His research interests are: Public health, Nutrition, infection control and Epidemiology

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Published
2023-05-01
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Rashid A, Othman S, Al-Banna D, Bra A. Assessment of Minor Disorders among Pregnant Women Attending Malafandi Primary Health Care Centre/Erbil-City. cuesj [Internet]. 1May2023 [cited 26Feb.2024];7(1):35-8. Available from: https://journals.cihanuniversity.edu.iq/index.php/cuesj/article/view/462
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