Prevalence of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and associated factors in Australia: a cross-sectional study protocol.

Ceprnja Drgana, Lucy CHIPCHASE, Gupta Amitabh

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Abstract

Introduction Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP)
is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Women with
PPGP report difficulty performing everyday functional
activities, such as standing and walking. However, the
magnitude of the problem remains unknown in Australia. It
is important to determine how many women are affected
by this condition and the factors associated with PPGP as
this will direct healthcare services to being able to better
manage women during pregnancy. Thus, this study aims to
determine the prevalence of PPGP and associated factors
in a Western Sydney population.
Methods and analysis This study is a cross-sectional
study to be conducted at a single hospital in Australia.
Participants will be over 18 years of age, between 14
and 38 weeks gestation and recruited randomly from all
pregnant women attending antenatal care. Participants will
have anthropomorphic measures recorded, such as height
and body weight, and be asked to complete questionnaires
about their current pregnancy, sociodemographic
information, ethnoculture, occupational factors and
participation in functional activities. The classification of
PPGP will be made as per the published guidelines and will
include a physical examination.
Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval has been
granted by the Human Research Ethics Committees
of Westmead Hospital, Sydney, and Western Sydney
University, Sydney. Dissemination of results will be via
journal articles and conference presentations.
Trial registration number ACTRN12617000904370.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere018334
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBMJ Open
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Drgana, Ceprnja ; CHIPCHASE, Lucy ; Amitabh, Gupta. / Prevalence of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and associated factors in Australia: a cross-sectional study protocol. In: BMJ Open. 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 11. pp. 1-7.
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Prevalence of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and associated factors in Australia: a cross-sectional study protocol. / Drgana, Ceprnja; CHIPCHASE, Lucy; Amitabh, Gupta.

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