Sleep Quality and Depression among women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)

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Subhasmita Behera
B. Gomathi
Ksyanaprava Behera


Background: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) is defined as an irregularity in menstrual bleeding. Sleeping difficulty and depressive disorders were typically noticed in patient with AUB.
Methods: A explorative research design was conducted among AUB women. One hundred fifty (n=150) women were purposively selected from Gynaecology OPD of IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The tools i.e. (1) Demographic questionnaire to assess the demographic characterstics, Questionnaire to assess the contributing factors of AUB, PSQI scale to assess sleep quality and Beck Depression Inventory scale was used to assess depression. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics with SPSS 21 version.
Results : Majority of women (46.66%) were between the age group of 46 and 50. Highest mean score seen in sleep duration domain i.e 2.32±0.78 and lowest score seen in sleep medication domain i.e 0.30±0.61. Score interpretation shows that the person score > 5 indicate poor sleep quality. Highest percentage (39.33%) of women had severe depression according to score, followed by 29.33% had moderate depression and 11.33% had extreme depression where as 8.66% and 6.66% had mild ,borderline depression respectively whereas, only less than 5% (4.66% ) were normal. Hence it can be interpreted that most of the women had poor sleep quality and depressed due to AUB.
Conclusion: The result of this study concluded that there is need to screen and plan appropriate mental health
management for women with AUB to improve the sleep and reduce the magnitude of depression.

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Subhasmita Behera, B. Gomathi, & Ksyanaprava Behera. (2023). Sleep Quality and Depression among women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(2), 60–64.
Author Biographies

Subhasmita Behera

Nursing Tutor, Department of OBG Nursing, SUM Nursing College, SOA (DTU)

B. Gomathi

Associate Professor and Head, Departmentof OBG Nursing, SUM Nursing College, SOA (DTU),

Ksyanaprava Behera

Assistant Professor, Department of OBG Nursing, SUM Nursing College, SOA (DTU)