• Gregory Xavier Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Anselm Su Ting Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Teh Jo Hun Sibu Divisional Health Office, Malaysia



Background: Working in the healthcare industry has its effects on the female workers fecundity. Disorders of reproduction is listed as one of the top ten leading work-related diseases and injuries. The objective of this study is to observe the occurrences of adverse pregnancy outcomes among female healthcare workers in relation to their work schedules and identify the most frequent adverse pregnancy outcome.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out obtaining pregnancy history and work schedule in the past three years. In the present study 469 respondents were obtained; 339 healthcare and 130 non-healthcare workers reporting a total of 564 pregnancies. 

Results: In this study, adverse pregnancy outcomes among female healthcare workers is significantly higher than non-healthcare workers. There is no significant findings between healthcare and non-healthcare workers with respect to the types of adverse pregnancy outcomes and the work schedule. However, from the respondents’ lifetime pregnancy outcome, it is found that complete miscarriage occurred most frequently at 26.7% and among healthcare workers who work on shift.

Conclusion:  Healthcare workers carry a higher risk to experience adverse pregnancy outcome with complete miscarriage being the most common and most of these experiences occurs among those who work on shift/on-call.


Adverse pregnancy outcomes, Healthcare, Female workers, Sarawak


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How to Cite

Gregory Xavier, Anselm Su Ting, & Teh Jo Hun. (2020). STUDY OF ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AMONG FEMALE HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN KUCHING, SARAWAK. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 11(1), 68-75.