FATIGUE DESCRIPTION OF THE MOTHER DURING POSTPARTUM PERIOD AT GARUDA PUBLIC HEALTH REGION IN BANDUNG CITY

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Riana Pascawati
Yulidar Yanti
Dewi Purwaningsih

Abstract

Background :Postpartum periodis a transition phase whichhave affects physical and mental health of the mother. Fatigue is usually suffered during postpartum, where up to 67% of the mother reported heavy fatigue for 12 months after giving birth. Negative effects of postpartum fatigue on the health of child, mother and family include lactation termination, declining quality of sexual intercourse, stress disorder, moody and higher risk for postpartum depression. Lessening the fatigue induced by the mother can reduce the risk of depression, and is an effective way to promote the health and wellbeing of the child and mother. The aim of this study is to make a conception of the level of fatigue and workload of the mother during postpartum.


 Methods : Method used in this study includes quantitative method with descriptive design. Fatigue is measured on the seventh day of postpartum using the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) questionnaire.


Results :The result of this study found that all of the respondents were on a age range between 20-27 years and the overall workload averaged 3.4 hours a week. The level of fatigue measured on the seventh day of postpartum was 25.8 with the range of 16-36.


Conclusion :The authors hope that the result of this study can benefit for midwives to be used as an early detection during postpartum period and as a way to effectively promote the health of mother and child.

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