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Does Coronavirus Disease Affect Sleep Disorders in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy in Women With Low Back Pain?
Roghayeh Dargahi1, Behrooz Nazari2, Abbasali Dorosti3, Saeid Charsouei4
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
2Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3Department of Anesthesiology, Medicine Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4Department of Neurology, Medicine Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz, Iran

IJWHR 2021; 9: 268-273
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2021.49
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Keywords : Sleep disorder, Pregnancy, Low back pain pregnancy, Coronavirus, Third trimester
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Abstract
Objectives: Many factors such as stress and psychological tension affect the mental and physical health of pregnant women in the third trimester during the coronavirus pandemic. These factors can cause severe complications such as sleep disorders and low back pain. Therefore, this study focused on investigating sleep disorders in women by diagnosing low back pain in pregnant women with coronavirus and the affecting factors.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed during the four months ending July 5, 2020 with the participation of 40 pregnant women (with coronavirus disease detected in the last trimester of pregnancy) with a diagnosis of low back pain in Tabriz (Iran) using a random sampling technique. Demographic data, anxiety and depression, Petersburg’s sleep quality, factors affecting sleep quality, and the severity of back pain (visual analog scale) were electronically collected and analyzed using SPSS 20 by ANOVA and multivariate regression.

Results: All participants were at a weak level. The majority of participants had a score of “serious sleep problem”, and nausea and vomiting (P = 0.041), low back pain (P = 0.003), frequent urination (P = 0.011), leg cramps (P = 0.031), and constipation (P = 0.018) caused severe sleep disturbance in pregnant women during coronavirus pandemic.

Conclusions: In general, having coronavirus disease causes severe pain in pregnant women, leading to severe back pain in pregnancy, eventually worsening sleep disorders.

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