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Marital relationships and somatic and psychological symptoms in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8184318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relevance of marital relationships to somatic and psychological symptoms in late pregnancy was examined. Fifty-four primiparae at the 7th month of pregnancy completed the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and the Ryle Marital Patterns Test (RMPT), which was also completed by their husbands. Multiple regression analyses identified the husbands' ratings of nurturance behaviour as the best predictors of somatic and social dysfunction symptoms in late pregnancy. Higher perception of care by the husband was associated with a higher number of symptoms in wives. A high level of exchanged affection reported by wives is associated with lower levels of symptoms of anxiety and insomnia. The implication of these findings is discussed.
C Zimmermann-Tansella; P Bertagni; R Siani; R Micciolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-14     Completed Date:  1994-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy / psychology*
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*
Psychophysiologic Disorders / etiology*
Regression Analysis

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