Maternal-Fetal Attachment and the Sense of Coherence: Study of Some Related Factors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304217
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal-Fetal Attachment and the Sense of Coherence: Study of Some Related Factors
Author(s):
Mendes, Isabel; Baptista, Marta
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Isabel Mendes, PhD, RN, isabelmendes@esenfc.pt; Marta Baptista, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: To analyze the association between the SOC’s and MFA of pregnant and some socio-demographic, obstetric, relational and lifestyle factors, in the 1st and 2nd half of pregnancy.

Background: the maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) may, itself or through a relationship with the sense of coherence (SOC), be decisive for the adoption of healthy lifestyles, and also, to the notion that the prenatal period represents an opportunity to the reeducation of the pregnant woman and her family.

Methods:

Descriptive and correlational study with a non-probabilistic sample of 130 pregnant women form two groups: G1: 63 pregnant of 1st half of pregnancy, and G2: 67 pregnant of 2nd half of pregnancy. For data collection it was used a questionnaire composed by socio-demographic and obstetric questions and three scales, all validated to Portuguese population: Guidance for Living Questionnaire (Saboga Nunes, 1999); Adult Bonding Scale (Canavarro, 1995); Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale (Mendes & Canavarro, 1998).

Results:

We point out that the variables frequency of meals, occupation and attachment prototype suggest an influence only in the 1st half of pregnancy, while the consumption of tobacco and the relational variable MFA influence the SOC throughout pregnancy. The results suggest that the evolution of pregnancy does not affect the MFA, and shows only statistically significance in the 1st half of pregnancy related to variables such as frequency of meals, tobacco consumption and attachment prototype.

Conclusion:

The results contribute to the knowledge about how MFA and SOC are associated with some factors and to analyze their influence during pregnancy. Allow midwives, in the context of prenatal care, to be more attentive to outwit changes in MFA and SOC of pregnant women, and by this way define integrative and facilitator’s interventions to ensure quality in maternal-fetal care.

Keywords:
Maternal-Fetal attachment; Sense of Coherence; Pregnancy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaternal-Fetal Attachment and the Sense of Coherence: Study of Some Related Factorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Isabelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaptista, Martaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsIsabel Mendes, PhD, RN, isabelmendes@esenfc.pt; Marta Baptista, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304217-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> To analyze the association between the SOC’s and MFA of pregnant and some socio-demographic, obstetric, relational and lifestyle factors, in the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> half of pregnancy. <p>Background: the maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) may, itself or through a relationship with the sense of coherence (SOC), be decisive for the adoption of healthy lifestyles, and also, to the notion that the prenatal period represents an opportunity to the reeducation of the pregnant woman and her family. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Descriptive and correlational study with a non-probabilistic sample of 130 pregnant women form two groups: G1: 63 pregnant of 1<sup>st</sup> half of pregnancy, and G2: 67 pregnant of 2<sup>nd</sup> half of pregnancy. For data collection it was used a questionnaire composed by socio-demographic and obstetric questions and three scales, all validated to Portuguese population: Guidance for Living Questionnaire (Saboga Nunes, 1999); Adult Bonding Scale (Canavarro, 1995); Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale (Mendes & Canavarro, 1998). <p><b>Results: </b> <p>We point out that the variables frequency of meals, occupation and attachment prototype suggest an influence only in the 1<sup>st</sup> half of pregnancy, while the consumption of tobacco and the relational variable MFA influence the SOC throughout pregnancy. The results suggest that the evolution of pregnancy does not affect the MFA, and shows only statistically significance in the 1<sup>st</sup> half of pregnancy related to variables such as frequency of meals, tobacco consumption and attachment prototype. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The results contribute to the knowledge about how MFA and SOC are associated with some factors and to analyze their influence during pregnancy. Allow midwives, in the context of prenatal care, to be more attentive to outwit changes in MFA and SOC of pregnant women, and by this way define integrative and facilitator’s interventions to ensure quality in maternal-fetal care.en_GB
dc.subjectMaternal-Fetal attachmenten_GB
dc.subjectSense of Coherenceen_GB
dc.subjectPregnancyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:24Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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