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Affective experience in ecologically relevant contexts is dynamic and not progressively attenuated during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22926981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Pregnancy is thought to diminish a woman's appraisal of and affective response to stressors. To examine this assumption, we used an electronic diary and an ecological momentary assessment strategy to record women's (n = 85) experiences of positive and negative affect five times each day over 2 days within each trimester of pregnancy. The women also completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in each trimester. Multilevel modeling indicated nonlinear patterns for both positive and negative affect that differed by the level of depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that changes in the psychological experience over the course of pregnancy are dynamic and not progressively attenuated.
Authors:
Gerald F Giesbrecht; Nicole Letourneau; Tavis Campbell; Bonnie J Kaplan;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of women's mental health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1102     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815663     Medline TA:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Behavioural Research Unit, University of Calgary, 2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8, Canada, ggiesbre@ucalgary.ca.
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