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Psychological stress associated with diabetes during pregnancy: a pilot study.
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PMID:  22838106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) affects approximately 12% of women. The impact of a diagnosis of GDM may lead to increased stress in pregnancy due to the demands of adherence to a treatment regimen and maternal concern about adverse outcomes for the mother and baby. We examined the psychosocial profile of 25 women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and compared them to 25 non-diabetic pregnant women. Measures administered included the Pregnancy Experiences Scale (PES), the Depression, Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS), the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale (PAID-5) and the Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS). The GDM group reported a significantly greater ratio of pregnancy 'hassles' to pregnancy 'uplifts'. The GDM group also had a significantly higher Depression score and were twice as likely to score above the cut-off for possible depression. Elevated levels of diabetes-related distress were found in 40% of women with GDM. In addition, the GDM group reported less social support from outside the family. Our preliminary study indicates that the experience of GDM appears to be associated with increased psychological distress in comparison to the experience of non-diabetic pregnant women. This may indicate the need for psychological screening in GDM and the provision of psychological support in some cases.
K Lydon; F P Dunne; L Owens; G Avalos; K M Sarma; C O'Connor; L Nestor; B E McGuire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway.
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