The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Partnered Relationships during a Pregnancy following a Perinatal Loss

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161307
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Presentation
Title:
The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Partnered Relationships during a Pregnancy following a Perinatal Loss
Abstract:
The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Partnered Relationships during a Pregnancy following a Perinatal Loss
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Frazier, LaTisha, RN, BSN
Contact Address:SON, 555 S. Floyd, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA
Co-Authors:Deborah S. Armstrong, PhD, RN; Marianne H. Hutti, DNS, ARNP
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between level of depressive symptoms and the quality of partnered relationships among couples during a pregnancy following a perinatal loss. Perinatal loss includes fetal death (early or late) or neonatal death within the first 28 days of life. Such losses are traumatic events in the lives of families and may have long-term consequences for the psychological health of parents. Pregnancies following a perinatal loss can be stressful for both parents. Expectant mothers and fathers frequently experience apprehension about the outcome of the current pregnancy that oftentimes leads to depression which can influence the quality of their partnered relationship. The specific aims of this study are to: 1) Determine whether mothers’ and fathers’ depressive symptoms and quality of intimate partner relationships vary by parent gender and prior loss experience (group), and 2) Evaluate the relationship[ between level of depressive symptoms on quality of intimate partner relationship by gender and group membership. Methods: A three-group design is being used to collect cross-sectional data from expectant mothers and fathers in the third trimester of pregnancy. The final study sample will consist of 50 couples with a history of prior perinatal loss (early or late fetal or neonatal death), 50 couples pregnant for the first time, and 50 couples who have experienced a previous pregnancy and no loss. Measures include: depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale and quality of intimate relationships (Autonomy and Relatedness Inventory). Findings: This research is on-going and preliminary finding will be presented. Discussion: Knowledge of the influence of parents’ psychological distress during the third trimester of a subsequent healthy pregnancy will enable identification of parents at risk for continuing psychological distress and for the development of interventions to prevent or decrease adverse outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Partnered Relationships during a Pregnancy following a Perinatal Lossen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161307-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Partnered Relationships during a Pregnancy following a Perinatal Loss</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Frazier, LaTisha, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 555 S. Floyd, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah S. Armstrong, PhD, RN; Marianne H. Hutti, DNS, ARNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between level of depressive symptoms and the quality of partnered relationships among couples during a pregnancy following a perinatal loss. Perinatal loss includes fetal death (early or late) or neonatal death within the first 28 days of life. Such losses are traumatic events in the lives of families and may have long-term consequences for the psychological health of parents. Pregnancies following a perinatal loss can be stressful for both parents. Expectant mothers and fathers frequently experience apprehension about the outcome of the current pregnancy that oftentimes leads to depression which can influence the quality of their partnered relationship. The specific aims of this study are to: 1) Determine whether mothers&rsquo; and fathers&rsquo; depressive symptoms and quality of intimate partner relationships vary by parent gender and prior loss experience (group), and 2) Evaluate the relationship[ between level of depressive symptoms on quality of intimate partner relationship by gender and group membership. Methods: A three-group design is being used to collect cross-sectional data from expectant mothers and fathers in the third trimester of pregnancy. The final study sample will consist of 50 couples with a history of prior perinatal loss (early or late fetal or neonatal death), 50 couples pregnant for the first time, and 50 couples who have experienced a previous pregnancy and no loss. Measures include: depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale and quality of intimate relationships (Autonomy and Relatedness Inventory). Findings: This research is on-going and preliminary finding will be presented. Discussion: Knowledge of the influence of parents&rsquo; psychological distress during the third trimester of a subsequent healthy pregnancy will enable identification of parents at risk for continuing psychological distress and for the development of interventions to prevent or decrease adverse outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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