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Appl Nurs Res. 2003 Feb;16(1):38-45.

The effectiveness of a self-care intervention for the management of postpartum fatigue.

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  • 1School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912-4240, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of the Tiredness Management Guide (TMG) as a self-care intervention for the management of postpartum fatigue from the second to the sixth week postpartum. An experimental repeated measures analysis of variance design was used with a sample of 68 primiparous mothers. Interaction effects between group membership and time in the hypothesized direction were found for fatigue. When the data were tested from the second through the fourth week, a significant interaction effect was found between group membership and time with the experimental group having lower morning fatigue. Results suggest that using the TMG may reduce levels of morning postpartum fatigue from the second through the fourth week postpartum.

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