Mathews Journal of Nursing and Health Care

2692-8469

Previous Issues Volume 4, Issue 2 - 2022

Comparing Uterine Leiomyoma (Fibroid) Incidence Among Nulliparous and Parous Women in Nlagu Christian Hospital Abia State Nigeria: A Cohort Study

Emeonye Odochi Peace1,*, Nwatu Madukaibeya1, Feix chinwendu J2, Nwakanma Odochi3, Jombo Isreal4, Odumishi Ijeoma5, Akunna Okorie6

1Department of Nursing Sciences, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

2Nursing Services Department, Ministry of Health Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria

3Department of Public Health, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State State Nigeria

4Destiney Hospital and Maternity Ogbor Hill Aba Abia State, Nigeria

5,6Department of Nursing Sciences, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: Emeonye Odochi Peace, Maternal and Child Health Care Nursing, Department of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine Abia State University Uturu and Kampala International University Ishaka Campus Western Uganda. Phone: +256753512691, 08063459464; Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Received Date: September 23, 2022

Published Date: November 15, 2022

Citation: Peace EO, et al. (2022). Comparing Uterine Leiomyoma (Fibroid) Incidence Among Nulliparous and Parous Women in Nlagu Christian Hospital Abia State Nigeria: A Cohort Study. Mathews J Nurs. 4(2):9.

Copyrights: Peace EO, et al.© (2022).

ABSTRACT

Uterine leiomyomas (fibroid) refer to a tumor or growth that grows in the wall of the uterus. Leiomyomas are the most common benign tumors of the uterus with an estimated incidence of 20-40% in women during their reproductive years. It is commonly found in women between the ages of 30-40years and it’s rare before the age of 20 years. This study examined the incidence of occurrence of Uterine fibroid amongst nulliparous and multiparous women, applying a cross-sectional descriptive design and a cohort study to determine the incidence of Uterine fibroid among the two groups. A total of 60 patient’s data was, collated, collected and analyzed in the study focus, which includes, client’s month/year of admission, age that has the highest occurrence of uterine fibroid, distribution of client’s age, and occurrence of uterine fibroid amongst nulliparous and multiparous women. Conclusively, the rate of uterine fibroid is higher amongst nulliparous women, occurring at a frequency of 35 and a rate of 58% while in multiparous women had highest amongst women of childbearing age between the age group of 30-39years with 18% of the women having 1 child, 17% had 2-5 children, while 7% had 6-10 children. It is advisable that our women are thought by our health workers, voluntary organizations, government, etc, on the ways to prevent and cure fibroid to reduce complications Uterine fibroid is a tumor or growth made of smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts and other materials in the walls of the uterus.

Keywords: Cohort study, Comparing, Uterine, Leiomyoma, Incidence, Nulliparous, Parous women, Hospital


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