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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: March | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 206-212

Determination of Postnatal Comfort Levels of Puerperants in a Public Hospital and Affecting Factors

Yasemin Aydın Kartal1, Azime Özsoy2, Kadriye Üner3

1Assistant Professor (PhD), Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
2,3Sakarya University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery, Sakarya, Turkey

Corresponding Author: Yasemin Aydin Kartal


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the mother’s postnatal comfort and the affecting factors of it.
Materials-Methods: This is a cross-sectional and descriptive study. 245 postpartum women stay in delivery service of the maternity public hospital, who accepted to participate in the study. The study was conducted between 28 April 2016 and 30 March 2016 August. Research data was gathered with Individual Identification Form and Postnatal Comfort Scale (PCS).
Results: It was determined that the average age of the mothers was 27.84 ± 5.72 years (Min: 18, Max: 42), 56.7% had primary school graduates and 73.9% were multiparous. It was determined that only 35.9% of the mothers had a planned pregnancy and 60% gave birth with cesarean section. It was stated that the average PCS total score of puerperants was 117.80±14.91 and 66.5% of puerperants' care and educational requirements related to them and their babies are fulfilled by midwives/nurses. There was no significant difference found between the educational status, working status, the number of children, expectancy of pregnancy and PCS score averages. However, according to the income status and the delivery method, the comfort level differs.
Conclusion: This study revealed that postpartum women had a moderate level comfort. It has been found that psychospiritual comfort in postpartum period of women is higher in vaginal delivery. It can be suggested that to give qualified care in the direction of needs and expectations of mothers, and assess the level of satisfaction routinely.

Key words: Comfort Score, Midwife/Nurse, Postnatal Period.

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