Association of Vertigo and Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Keywords:Pregnancy, vertigo, PUQE test
Objective: To determine the prevalence of vertigo during pregnancy, to review some variables believed to be associated, and to determine the association between vertigo and nausea and vomiting.
Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study conducted on pregnant women between September 3 and November 30, 2020. The study group consisted of 560 pregnant women who agreed to take part in the study. Chi-square test and Logistic Regression Analysis (Stepwise Backward Wald Regression), Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis Analysis were used for analysis. P≤0.05 was accepted as statistical significance value.
Results: The number of pregnant women with a history of vertigo was found to be 208 (37.1%). The symptoms that were most commonly reported by those with a history of vertigo were nausea and vomiting, headache and stumbling while walking, respectively. It was determined that the level of nausea and vomiting was higher in women with vertigo but there was no difference between the type and severity of vertigo and the level of nausea and vomiting.
Conclusion: Vertigo is one of the important health problems in pregnancy. It was determined that the level of nausea and vomiting was higher in women with vertigo. Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms accompanying vertigo.
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