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Psychosocial factors associated with preterm uterine contractions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17917476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate how sociodemographic factors, psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy and well-being levels are associated with the onset of preterm uterine contractions allowing symptomatic preterm labor. METHODS: In a prospective case-control design, 51 consecutive women admitted for threatened preterm labor were enrolled. The patients received standard care. The day before discharge, once contractions had been stopped, the patients were administered 2 questionnaires: the Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire of Lederman and the Psychological Well-Being Scales. Controls were enrolled among asymptomatic, healthy women attending routine prenatal care. They were matched for parity and gestational age. RESULTS: Gestational age at inclusion ranged from 25 to 34 weeks. Fourteen cases and 4 controls delivered preterm. Cases were less educated than controls, showed a lower acceptance of pregnancy and worse relationship with others, namely with the husband, compared to controls. They also displayed a reduced environmental mastery. CONCLUSION: Having a low education, poor relationship with others, including the husband, and impaired coping skills appeared to be independent risk factors for the development of symptomatic preterm labor in urbanized women.
Authors:
Fabio Facchinetti; Fedra Ottolini; Marta Fazzio; Marco Rigatelli; Annibale Volpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychotherapy and psychosomatics     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1423-0348     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychother Psychosom     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-05     Completed Date:  2007-12-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0024046     Medline TA:  Psychother Psychosom     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
Affiliation:
Mother-Infant Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. facchi@unimore.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adult
Case-Control Studies
Educational Status
Female
Gender Identity
Humans
Internal-External Control
Interpersonal Relations*
Marriage / psychology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / psychology*
Personality Inventory
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life / psychology
Risk Factors
Somatoform Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Stress, Psychological / complications*
Tocolysis

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