The effectiveness of a self-care intervention for the management of postpartum fatigue

Nancy Wieland Troy, Peggy Dalgas-Pelish

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of the Tiredness Management Guide (TMG) as a self-care intervention for the management of postpartum fatigue from the second to the sixth week postpartum. An experimental repeated measures analysis of variance design was used with a sample of 68 primiparous mothers. Interaction effects between group membership and time in the hypothesized direction were found for fatigue. When the data were tested from the second through the fourth week, a significant interaction effect was found between group membership and time with the experimental group having lower morning fatigue. Results suggest that using the TMG may reduce levels of morning postpartum fatigue from the second through the fourth week postpartum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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