The impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161310
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Presentation
Title:
The impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy
Abstract:
The impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Giurgescu, Carmen, MSN, RN, WHNP
Contact Address:13541 Eagle's Nest Ct, Plainfield, IL, 60544, USA
Co-Authors:Penckofer Sue, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Research; Marcia Maurer, PhD, RN, Associate Dean Academic Programs; Fred Bryant, PhD, Professor of Psychology
This study in progress examines psychological issues related to high-risk pregnancy. It is estimated that approximately one out of every four pregnant women experiences a high-risk pregnancy in any given year. High-risk pregnancy places both a physical and psychological burden on women, threatens maternal and/ or fetal health, and heralds a time of increased stress for these women. The overall purpose of this study is to investigate whether the effects of situational factors of uncertainty and social support on psychological well-being of high-risk pregnant women are mediated by prenatal coping. The transactional model of Lazarus and Folkman (1984) guides this study. This is a cross sectional, correlational design that examines the relationship among uncertainty, social support, prenatal coping, and psychological well-being. One hundred and twenty high-risk pregnant women will be recruited. The women enrolled so far in the study (n=70) had moderate levels of uncertainty, which were associated with less social support (r=-52, p<. 01), more distress (r=-.39, p< .01), and more use of avoidance as coping strategy (r=.26, p< .05). In terms of social support, most women reported high levels of social support which were related to using the coping strategies of preparation for motherhood (r=.27, p< .05) and positive interpretation (r=.34, p< .01). Women with less social support were more likely to use avoidance as coping strategy (r=-.28, p< .05). Social support was associated with psychological well-being (r=.42, p< .01). Finally, women reported moderate levels of distress which were associated with more use of avoidance (r=. -66, p< .01) and less use of positive interpretation (r=.42, p< .01). Regression and structural equation model will be used to identify the most predictive factors of psychological well-being and the mediating effect of prenatal coping. The findings of this study will help perinatal nurse to better understand the effects of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy.
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 impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161310-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy</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">Giurgescu, Carmen, MSN, RN, WHNP</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">13541 Eagle's Nest Ct, Plainfield, IL, 60544, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Penckofer Sue, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Research; Marcia Maurer, PhD, RN, Associate Dean Academic Programs; Fred Bryant, PhD, Professor of Psychology </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study in progress examines psychological issues related to high-risk pregnancy. It is estimated that approximately one out of every four pregnant women experiences a high-risk pregnancy in any given year. High-risk pregnancy places both a physical and psychological burden on women, threatens maternal and/ or fetal health, and heralds a time of increased stress for these women. The overall purpose of this study is to investigate whether the effects of situational factors of uncertainty and social support on psychological well-being of high-risk pregnant women are mediated by prenatal coping. The transactional model of Lazarus and Folkman (1984) guides this study. This is a cross sectional, correlational design that examines the relationship among uncertainty, social support, prenatal coping, and psychological well-being. One hundred and twenty high-risk pregnant women will be recruited. The women enrolled so far in the study (n=70) had moderate levels of uncertainty, which were associated with less social support (r=-52, p&lt;. 01), more distress (r=-.39, p&lt; .01), and more use of avoidance as coping strategy (r=.26, p&lt; .05). In terms of social support, most women reported high levels of social support which were related to using the coping strategies of preparation for motherhood (r=.27, p&lt; .05) and positive interpretation (r=.34, p&lt; .01). Women with less social support were more likely to use avoidance as coping strategy (r=-.28, p&lt; .05). Social support was associated with psychological well-being (r=.42, p&lt; .01). Finally, women reported moderate levels of distress which were associated with more use of avoidance (r=. -66, p&lt; .01) and less use of positive interpretation (r=.42, p&lt; .01). Regression and structural equation model will be used to identify the most predictive factors of psychological well-being and the mediating effect of prenatal coping. The findings of this study will help perinatal nurse to better understand the effects of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on psychological well-being of women with high-risk pregnancy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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