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Subjektivní hodnocení vlastního zdraví a jeho souvislosti. Populační studie gravidních žen v Brně.

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Title in English Self-rated health status and its implications. Population study of pregnant women in Brno.


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká gynekologie
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Faculty of Science

Field Hygiene
Keywords self-rated health; pregnancy; morbidity; childhood; perthership; SES; social network; education; social support; outcome of pregnancy
Description Objective: As our study is longitudinal, we have the chance to evaluate self-rated health of women in our study sample. We are able to find out which factors are related to it and also verify how this relationship evolves with their ageing, life situation changes and growing up of their children. Methods: Pregnant women from Brno ELSPAC study rated their health status in three phases (in the time period before becoming pregnant, in the first months of pregnancy and in the middle of pregnancy). Results: The monitored women rated their pre-pregnancy health status increasingly worse with increasing age and weight, increasing morbidity, increasing medicine consumption and with increasing number of injuries. Also their parents, siblings and children were more often ill and more often admitted in hospitals as in-patients. These women required more specialized care starting in their childhood, suffered more from infectious diseases, operations, injuries, stresses and break-ups of their original families. Their misunderstanding with parents occurred with higher frequency, their upbringing was more strict, their suffered from school failures more often, they had problems with the police and premature pregnancies. Conclusion: This paper brings a whole series of original findings of factors associated with self-rated health status in Brno women.
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