Stress among antenatal women in India

Pais, Maria and Pai, Muralidhar V and Kamath, Asha and George, Anice and Noronha, Judith Angelitta and Nayak, Baby S and Nambiar, Jayaram and Joisa, Ganapathi H (2014) Stress among antenatal women in India. International Journal of Nursing Care, 2 (2). pp. 63-67. ISSN 2320-8651

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Introduction: Pregnancy is a special time for a woman and her family. It is a time of many changes in a pregnant woman's body and emotions. Stress during pregnancy may lead to several problems to the mother and unborn child. Stress reacts physically, mentally and emotionally to the various conditions. The purpose of the present study was to investigate stress in antenatal women and its association with selected factors among antenatal women. Study Design: A descriptive survey design was used to identify the stress and its associated factors among (160) antenatal women aged 20-45 years. Results: The present study reveals no or mild stress level among antenatal women 107(66.9) and moderate to severe stress in 53(33.3%) of them. A statistically significant association was observed for gravida, education and monthly family income of antenatal women. Conclusions: Stress during antenatal period was observed among more than half the women. Stress was significantly associated with gravida, educational status and monthly family income.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress; stress pathways; pregnancy.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Yoga
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 09:22

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