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Psychosocial factors and obstetric complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6878519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A number of studies have attempted to explain obstetric difficulties on the basis of psychosocial conditions which exist during pregnancy. In addition, recent research in the field of life event stress has indicated that life experiences occurring prior to a pregnancy may influence pregnancy outcome. The present study examines the ability of life event stress as well as a variety of medical, social and psychological variables to predict complications of pregnancy. In contrast to previous small-sample research, the present study examines 782 subjects. Multivariate statistical techniques are employed to analyse the numerous variables measured. Results suggest that 'age at birth of first child', 'education level', 'menstrual history', 'attitudes to pregnancy' and 'age at menstruation' best predict obstetric difficulties. However, only a small percentage of the variance of pregnancy complication scores is explained by these factors.
B Chalmers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Educational Status
Internal-External Control
Life Change Events
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*

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