Associations between pregnancy-related symptoms, serum 25(OH)d, and physical quality of life in pregnant women

dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorPenckofer, Susan
dc.contributor.authorFagan, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorGiurgescu, Carmen
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7187-3998
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-05T16:45:05Z
dc.date.available2023-04-05T16:45:05Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.descriptionArticle originally published in Nutrients, 14(3), 482. English. Published online 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030482
dc.description.abstractVitamin D deficiency has been associated with pregnancy-related symptoms including fatigue, poor sleep quality, and musculoskeletal pain. Pregnant Black and Hispanic women are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency compared with pregnant non-Hispanic White women. Data are limited on the association of vitamin D deficiency with quality of life (QOL) among pregnant women. This study examined the association of serum 25(OH)D and pregnancy-related symptoms with QOL among pregnant predominantly minority women. Using a cross-sectional design, 119 pregnant Black and Hispanic women completed surveys and had blood drawn for serum 25(OH)D levels between 24–32 weeks gestation. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that total pregnancy-related symptoms and serum 25(OH)D level were significant predictors of QOL, while controlling for covariates. Higher total pregnancy-related symptoms and lower serum 25(OH)D predicted poorer physical QOL. Screening for pregnancy-related symptoms and vitamin D levels among childbearing women might be important nursing interventions to improve physical QOL.en_US
dc.identifier.citationThis is the published version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030482. Recommended citation: Woo, J., Penckofer, S., Fagan, M., & Giurgescu, C. (2022). Associations between pregnancy-related symptoms, serum 25(OH)d, and physical quality of life in pregnant women. Nutrients, 14(3), 482. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/14797
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030482
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectFunctional statusen_US
dc.subjectSerum 25(OH)Den_US
dc.subjectSerum 25 hydroxyvitaminen_US
dc.subjectVitamin Den_US
dc.subjectPregnancy symptomsen_US
dc.subjectBlack pregnant womenen_US
dc.subjectFatigueen_US
dc.subjectMinority womenen_US
dc.titleAssociations between pregnancy-related symptoms, serum 25(OH)d, and physical quality of life in pregnant womenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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