Miller, AM and Judd, F and Dargaville, PA and Neil, AL, Psychological distress and self-rated health status in reproductive aged women with pain: findings from a national, cross-sectional survey, BMC Womens Health, 19, (1) Article 62. ISSN 1472-6874 (2019) [Refereed Article]
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Method: Data for women aged 18-49 years were obtained from the 2011-12 Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey. Sample data were weighted to give population estimates. Recent pain severity, self-rated health and psychological distress were analysed for pregnant, breastfeeding and non-pregnant/non-breastfeeding women.
Results: Moderate-to-very severe pain was reported by 17.6% of pregnant (sample n = 165, weighted N = 191,856), 25.9% of breastfeeding (sample n = 210, weighted N = 234,601) and 23.9% of non-pregnant/non-breastfeeding women (sample n = 4005, weighted N = 4,607,140). Psychological distress was associated with pain in non-pregnant/non-breastfeeding women (p < 0.001). High-to-very high distress was seen in 26.4% (95% CI, 23.2-29.6) of NP/NBF, 8.1% (95% CI, 0-17.2) of breastfeeding and 7.3% (95% CI, 0-18.0) of pregnant women with moderate-to-very severe pain. Self-rated health status was associated with pain severity in pregnant (p = 0.001) and non-pregnant/non-breastfeeding (p < 0.001) women.
Conclusion: Given the strong association between psychological distress and pain in non-pregnant/non-breastfeeding women, and the relatively common occurrence of moderate-to-very severe pain in both pregnant and breastfeeding women, assessment of psychological distress levels in all women of reproductive age who report experiencing moderate-to-very severe levels of pain may be of benefit.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||breastfeeding, pain, pregnancy, psychological distress, reproductive age, women, trends, mental health, emergency department presentations, age|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health Services|
|UTAS Author:||Miller, AM (Ms April Miller)|
|UTAS Author:||Judd, F (Professor Fiona Judd)|
|UTAS Author:||Dargaville, PA (Professor Peter Dargaville)|
|UTAS Author:||Neil, AL (Dr Amanda Neil)|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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