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Mautner, E; Kalchmair, H; Avian, A; Deutsch, M; Greimel, E; Klaritsch, P.
Health-Related Quality of Life and Depression in Women following Intrauterine Interventions in Complicated Monochorionic Twin Pregnancies.
Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018; 1-8
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Avian Alexander
Greimel Elfriede Renate
Klaritsch Philipp
Mautner Eva
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The aim of this study was to explore maternal health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression following intrauterine interventions in complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies at the Medical University Graz. In a cross-sectional questionnaire survey, women with at least one liveborn infant following intrauterine intervention during 2011 and 2015 were matched with uncomplicated monochorionic and dichorionic pregnancies. All completed the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey to measure HRQoL and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to measure depression. Results were compared with local normative values. There were no differences in physical and mental HRQoL as compared to those with uncomplicated pregnancy. However, the whole study population had significantly lower HRQoL scores (p < 0.001) than the normative sample. Additionally, 11% of the whole study population experienced moderate (6.2%) or moderately severe (4.6%) depression. Women following uncomplicated dichorionic pregnancy revealed more depressive symptoms compared to women with intervention. Women with at least one surviving infant following intervention in complicated monochorionic twin pregnancy do not seem to have an impaired HRQoL as compared to women following uncomplicated monochorionic or dichorionic pregnancies. However, twin pregnancy itself appears to impair HRQoL, at least in the first 4 postnatal years. © 2018 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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