The relation of life stress and social support to emotional disequilibrium during pregnancy.

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Abstract

A convenience sample of 141 medically normal adult women in the mid-trimester of pregnancy were tested with standardized instruments during a routine prenatal visit. Life stress was measured for the 12-month-period preceding testing. The dependent variable, emotional disequilibrium, was a factor-analyzed construct derived from measures of state anxiety, trait anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Life stress accounted for 29.71% of the variance in emotional disequilibrium (p = .0001), and social support accounted for a separate and non-interactive 3.11% of the variance (p = .01). Emotional disequilibrium in pregnancy decreased as a function of decreasing life stress and increasing social support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in nursing & health
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1983

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Psychological Stress
Social Support
Pregnancy
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Pregnancy Trimesters
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Depression

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The relation of life stress and social support to emotional disequilibrium during pregnancy. / Tilden, Virginia.

In: Research in nursing & health, Vol. 6, No. 4, 12.1983, p. 167-174.

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