Development of an instrument to measure nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Swallow, Brian L. and Lindow, S. W. and Masson, E. A. and Hay, D. M. (2002) Development of an instrument to measure nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 22 (5). pp. 481-485. ISSN 0144-3615

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Abstract

Severity of nausea, retching and vomiting was determined
using a newly developed nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
instrument (NVPI) in two groups of pregnant women at two
gestational time periods. Participants at Time 1 (approximately gestational week 9), completed a postal questionnaire (N = 643) and those at Time 2 (approximately 13 weeks) completed the instrument at the clinic (N = 284). The three scale items forming the instrument had acceptable internal reliability (Time 1 a = 0·76; Time 2 a = 0·82). It was noted that approximately 60% of women did not vomit, approximately 30% experienced no retching, but 30–40% experienced nausea either all the time or more than once a day. The instrument may prove to be useful as a research tool to study nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

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Additional Information:Severity of nausea, retching and vomiting was determined using a newly developed nausea and vomiting in pregnancy instrument (NVPI) in two groups of pregnant women at two gestational time periods. Participants at Time 1 (approximately gestational week 9), completed a postal questionnaire (N = 643) and those at Time 2 (approximately 13 weeks) completed the instrument at the clinic (N = 284). The three scale items forming the instrument had acceptable internal reliability (Time 1 a = 0·76; Time 2 a = 0·82). It was noted that approximately 60% of women did not vomit, approximately 30% experienced no retching, but 30–40% experienced nausea either all the time or more than once a day. The instrument may prove to be useful as a research tool to study nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Keywords:Nausea, Vomiting, Pregnancy, Measurement tool
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B720 Midwifery
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:620
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:20 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:22

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