PI’s name: Hoang Ngoc Anh – Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences
Team member: Nguyen Le Quynh Giang – Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong – Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences
Postpartum women experience many changes in either physical or mental health. The postpartum period is widely acknowledged to be a sensitive and stressful time for mothers in general . These are the reasons that have a substantial impact on the quality of sleep in women after giving birth, which is significant for women’s general health. There are several reported problems related to poor sleep quality for 67.2% of postpartum women . Moreover, many postpartum women have symptoms of poor sleep and insomnia for an extended period of time. Around 60% of mothers take about 8 weeks postpartum to fully recover from insomnia symptoms, and about 40% of mothers take about two years postpartum .
Through the comprehensive literature review, there are some gaps have been noticed in the postpartum women’s sleep quality topic when it is conducting in the Vietnamese scope. The studies on the sleep quality of postpartum women, particularly in Vietnam, are sporadic and lacking in depth. Most studies only focus on health risks related to sleep quality such as depression or psychosis experienced by postpartum women, instead of focusing on identifying potential factors related to postpartum women’s sleep quality.
This research project aims to give recommendations to improve the quality of sleep among Vietnamese women after giving birth during their hospitalized time, with two research objectives:
- Explore sleep quality among Vietnamese women after giving birth during their hospitalized time;
- Identify the potential factors that could affect postpartum women’s sleep quality.
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