• Quality of life indicator estimation as integral criterion of physical and mental health in women operated using the advanced Caesarean section technique

Quality of life indicator estimation as integral criterion of physical and mental health in women operated using the advanced Caesarean section technique

PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA. 2017.1(69):80-83; doi 10.15574/PP.2017.69.80

Quality of life indicator estimation as integral criterion of physical and mental health in women operated using the advanced Caesarean section technique

Kulchytskyi D. V.
Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Purpose — to compare the quality of life (QoL) indicator in women undergoing Caesarean delivery performed traditionally and by using advanced technique.

Materials and methods. According to the quality of life scale, we examined 80 women (I group) who underwent Caesarean delivery performed traditionally and 70 patients (group II) who were operated using the advanced Caesarean section technique. The survey was conducted on the first and fifth day after operative delivery with the estimation of quality of life indicator.

Results. A significant decline in physical and social functioning on the first and fifth day, increasing pain syndrome, in comparison with the same criteria of the second group, showed a significant deterioration in QoL in women on the first and fifth day of postpartum period who underwent traditional Caesarean techniques. On the other hand, the high level of integrated QoL indicator in the second group proved the efficiency of the advanced Caesarean section technique by taking into account the significant reduction of pain syndrome.

Conclusions. Quality of life indicator can be the leading criterion in decision making on the efficiency of different operative delivery techniques and no clear clinical, laboratory and instrumental markers. It should be noted that both general QoL indicator and all its constituents were significantly higher in the group of women who were operated using the advanced Caesarean section technique.

Key words: Caesarean section, traditional technique, advanced technique, quality of life.

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