The relationship between spontaneous abortion among nurses and its related factors

Sholeh Shagheibi, Nasrin Soufizadeh, Ghobad Moradi, Erfan Azadpour, Shayan Naghshbandi

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v4i1.216


BACKGROUND: Abortion is the most common complication of pregnancy which occurs in 15% of pregnancies. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of spontaneous abortion and its related factors among nurses working in the hospitals.

METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 431 nurses working in hospitals in Sanandaj City, Iran, in 2014. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed via Stata software using descriptive statistics, mean, and standard deviation, and chi-square, t, and Fisher exact tests.

RESULTS: Mean age of participants was 33.45 ± 7.49 years; mean working hours per shift was 6.26 ± 2.50 hours; mean working hours per month was 201.63 ± 93.54 hours; and the mean work experience was 9.53 ± 7.37 years. The history of abortion among the participants was 22.23%. There was statistically significant relationship between age, working hours, working shifts, working ward, and work experience with spontaneous abortion (P < 0.05 for all).

CONCLUSION: The rate of spontaneous abortion among nurses working in the hospitals of Sanandaj City is higher than other studies. Therefore the decisions must be made to minimize adverse pregnancy outcomes in nurses.


Spontaneous Abortion; Nurse; Pregnancy Outcomes

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