Stress, Anxiety and Depression Risk Factors for Preterm Birth among Women
Keywords:Anxiety and Preterm Birth, Depression, Perceived Stress
Indent of this study was to investigate the psychological risk factor of preterm birth among pregnant women. There were applied three self-rated scales Zung Depression Self-Assessment Scale (ZDS), Zung Self-Rated Anxiety Scale (ZAS) and Perceived Stress. For current research clinical sample was (n=100) and (n=100) normal women accessed for collecting required data from preterm birth and non-preterm birth women. Present study research design was cross sectional was adopted for measuring required subject matter. For statistical analysis internal applied descriptive statistics t-test, one way anova and regression. There was assumed stress, depression and anxiety are the predicators of preterm birth among women with demographic characteristics differences. Regression analysis indicating P<.0001 thus depression, anxiety, and stress are significant risk factors for preterm birth among women. There is significant difference in level of depression, anxiety and stress among preterm birth women family system wise. Current study findings are indicating depression, anxiety and stress prevalence was higher among preterm birth women rather than normal women.
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