Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The effects of inflammatory bowel disease on childbearing]

NAGY Berta1

AUGUST 31, 2021

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2021;34(4)

[The aim of the research is to assess the knowledge on childbearing of female patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), thereby understanding the effects of IBD on childbearing. The survey was conducted in 2021 from February to March, using a quantitative research method, not a random sampling technique. The self-designed, self-administered questionnaire was designed for those female members of the population who had previously been diagnosed with IBD (N=200 individuals). The processing and evaluation of the data and the examination of the hypotheses were made using descriptive statistics. 83% of the women in the study were between the ages of 18 and 40, and 65% would like to have a child. 40.5% of them received information about having a child, which affected 38.5% of them about the issue of having a child. According to 70.5% of the respondents, the condition of their illness and their medication has influence on the chances of getting pregnant, the outcome of the pregnancy and the condition of the fetus. Complications during previous pregnancy has affected 63.7% of respondents in the next childbirth. 63% of respondents stated that their awareness of illness negatively affects their mental state. Recommendations by an IBD care professional would be followed by 90.5% of respondents. Based on the results, it can be concluded that female patients with IBD would need additional information regarding both childbearing and their illness, and in addition, psychological support is of paramount importance.]

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  1. Petz Aladár Egyetemi Oktató Kórház, I. Belgyógyászat – Gasztroenterológiai Osztály, Győr

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