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Caspian J Reprod Med 2019, 5(2): 1-7 Back to browse issues page
Sleep hygiene education during prenatal care visits: A quasi–experimental study
Sepideh Mashayekh-Amiri , Fatemeh Bakouei , Sedighe Esmaeilzadeh , Zahra Basirat , Mouloud Agajani Delavar *
Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
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Background: The effect of individual sleep hygiene education on sleep quality components remains largely unknown during pregnancy. This study aimed to assess the effect of a short-term sleep hygiene education during prenatal care visits on pregnant women with poor sleep quality.
Methods: A quasi-experimental study, designed as a pre- and post-test with a  single group, was conducted on 32 pregnant woman with poor sleep quality. All the participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The women with good sleep quality and symptoms of severe depression and high stress were excluded from the study. Sleep hygiene education was presented face to face within 25 minutes. A Persian educational booklet, according to the routines of prenatal care visits during the first trimester of pregnancy, was also provided. PSQI, as the primary outcome, and sleep hygiene index (SHI), as the secondary outcome, were measured at the third trimester (34-36 weeks) of pregnancy.
Results: The two components of PSQI (sleep latency and daytime dysfunction) improved, whereas the score for component 3 (sleep duration) worsened. No statistically significant differences were found in the mean global sleep quality scores after the intervention.  The sleep hygiene index significantly improved by sleep hygiene education (P= ≤ 0.0001).
Conclusions: A short-term sleep hygiene education program during prenatal care visits cannot effectively improve sleep quality in pregnant women with poor sleep quality. Thus, it is highly imperative that further considerations for the use of sleep hygiene education during pregnancy be seriously taken into account.
Keywords: Sleep, Sleep hygiene, Sleep quality, PSQI, Education, Pregnant women
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Reproductive Health
Received: 2019/10/6 | Accepted: 2019/12/6 | Published: 2019/12/15
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Mashayekh-Amiri S, Bakouei F, Esmaeilzadeh S, Basirat Z, Delavar M A. Sleep hygiene education during prenatal care visits: A quasi–experimental study. Caspian J Reprod Med 2019; 5 (2) :1-7
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