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J Korean Soc Spine Surg. 2000 Jun;7(2):259-263. Korean. Original Article.
Moon WN , Kim MY , Oh HJ , Suh SW , Kim IC , Choi YH , Ahn JY .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Cheil Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Korea. chee96@samsung.co.kr
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Cheil Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Family Medicine, Samsung Cheil Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: An analysis was made of the questionnaire answers and pain drawings of postpartum women. OBJECTIVES: This study was done to evaluate the risk factors of pelvic pain in pregnancy and its incidence. SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW: Pelvic pain accounts for the major complaints among pregnancy women. The incidence and risk factors of pelvic pain during pregnancy in Korean women have not been defined fully. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundreds thirty-two postpartum women were asked to fill out a questionnaire within one week after their parturition. Age, parity, body mass index(BMI; kg/cm(2)), weight gain during pregnancy, history of pelvic pain in previous pregnancy, level of exercise and vocational status during and before the pregnancy and baby's birth weight were asked and evaluated to determine risk factors. The correlation was tested by student t-test and logistic regression. RESULTS: The incidence of pelvic pain during pregnancy was 53.3%. The history of pelvic pain in previous pregnancy showed correlation with pelvic pain in pregnancy(p<0.05). CONCLUSION: It is suggested that women who experienced pelvic pain in previous pregnancies should be checked for pelvic pain before pregnancy. Effective intervention of pelvic pain will be needed in further studies.

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