ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Comparing psychological symptoms in hyperemesis gravidarum and healthy pregnancies: a case-control study
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey  
2 Midwifery Department, High School of Health, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2014; 20: 136-140
DOI: 10.5455/GMJ-30-46143
Key Words: Hyperemesis gravidarum; nursing care; psychological symptoms

The aim of this study was to compare psychological symptom of pregnants who were diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and had healthy pregnancy. Research was a case-control study which included 97 first trimester pregnant women. 40 pregnant women hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum and 57 healthy pregnant women were included in to the study as a control group. Groups were matched in terms of age, parity and gestational age and year of marriage. Questionnaire Form and The Brief Symptom Inventory were used for collecting the data. As a result of study The Brief Symptom Inventory total score and ‘depression’, ‘anxiety’, ‘somatization’ and ‘hostility’ subscale total scores were found statistically higher than healthy pregnants (P<0.05). Pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum experience more problems such as depression, anxiety, somatization and hostility than healthy pregnant women. Evaluating of presence of psychological symptoms and giving suitable care while this women take nursing care to is very important both pregnant and fetus health.

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