Journal article

Psychological distress and self-rated health status in reproductive aged women with pain: findings from a national, cross-sectional survey.

April M Miller, Fiona Judd, Peter A Dargaville, Amanda L Neil

BMC Womens Health | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Pain impacts upon psychological wellbeing. In pregnant and postpartum women psychological distress may negatively affect the mother-infant relationship and lead to adverse infant development. Yet, co-occurrence of pain with psychological distress in women of reproductive age has not been investigated. Therefore, this study aimed to: 1) assess prevalence of psychological distress in reproductive aged women by pain severity; and 2) examine the self-rated health status of reproductive aged women with and without pain. METHOD: Data for women aged 18-49 years were obtained from the 2011-12 Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey. Sample data were weighted to give popula..

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