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Sleep quality in overweight pregnant women

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Title
Sleep quality in overweight pregnant women
Published in
Revista brasileira de ginecologia e obstetrícia revista da Federação Brasileira das Sociedades de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia, August 2015
DOI 10.1590/so100-720320150005415
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Ribeiro, Meireluci Costa, Nakamura, Mary Uchiyama, Torloni, Maria Regina, Scanavino, Marco de Tubino, Forte, Bruna Maria Bernardi, Mancini, Pedro Eduardo, Mattar, Rosiane, Ribeiro, Meireluci Costa, Nakamura, Mary Uchiyama, Torloni, Maria Regina, Scanavino, Marco de Tubino, Forte, Bruna Maria Bernardi, Mancini, Pedro Eduardo, Mattar, Rosiane

Abstract

To compare sleep quality of overweight versus normal weight women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. A cross-sectional study involving 223 women with 14 or more weeks of pregnancy, 105 of them overweight (pre-pregnancy body mass index - BMI - ≥25.0 kg/m2) and 118 of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2), attending the prenatal care clinic. The Brazilian version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-BR) questionnaire was used to evaluate sleep quality. The Student t-test and the chi-square test were used to compare differences between groups and a p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Most of the participants (67.7%) were poor sleepers (total score >5); this proportion was significantly higher among overweight (80/105) versus normal weight (67/118) women (76.2 versus 56.8%, p=0,004). During the second trimester, this difference did not reach statistical significance (72.5 versus 53.7%, respectively, p=0.06) but mean total PSQI-BR scores were significantly higher among overweight participants (7.0±3.8 versus 5.5±3.2, p=0.02). In the 2nd trimester, overweight women also had higher scores for sleep latency (1.4±1.0 versus 1.0±0.9, p=0.02) and subjective sleep quality (1.3±0.8 versus 0.8±0.8, p=0.02). In the third trimester, the proportion of women with poor sleep quality was significantly higher in the overweight group, but did not reach statistical significance (79.6 versus 60.8%, p=0.06). During this period, total mean scores were similar for women with and without excess weight (9.4±4.2 versus 8.3±4.6, p=0.2). However, overweight women had higher mean scores for sleep disturbance (2.3±0.7 versus 2.0±0.8, p=0.04). Overweight women had a poorer sleep quality than normal weight women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Pakistan 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Librarian 1 7%
Lecturer 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 33%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Psychology 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 27%