Fatigue, Family Support, and Sleep Quality among First-time Mothers


  • Thanatchakorn Pataduang Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Punpilai Sriarporn Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Jirawan Deeluea Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


Sleep quality, Fatigue, Family support, First-time mothers


This descriptive correlational research aimed to examine the relationships among fatigue and family support with sleep quality among first-time mothers. The samples consisted of 85 first-time mothers who attended Chiang Mai Health Promotion Center Region 1 Hospital. The research instruments were composed of the demographic data questionnaire, the Modified Fatigue Symptoms Checklist with reliability of .93, the Family Support Questionnaire with reliability of .97, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index with reliability of .82. Data were collected from May to September, 2020. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Pearson’s product moment correlation.

The research results revealed that 77.65% of first-time mothers had poor sleep quality. The mean score of sleep quality was 7.81 (SD = 2.82) that showed poor sleep quality. Fatigue score was positively statistically significantly related to sleep quality score among first-time mothers (r = .541, p < .001), whereas family support score was not related to sleep quality score among first-time mothers.

This research suggests that nursing personnel should assess fatigue and sleep quality among first-time mothers in order to implement effective nursing care to promote good sleep quality.


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How to Cite

Pataduang, T., Sriarporn, P., & Deeluea, J. (2022). Fatigue, Family Support, and Sleep Quality among First-time Mothers. Journal of Phrapokklao Nursing College, Chanthaburi, 33(2), 99–112. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnc/article/view/258846



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