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Stress and arousal during pregnancy and childbirth.
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PMID:  3964586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty primigravidae were assessed on the short form of the Stress-Arousal Adjective Check List (SACL) at the commencement of the third trimester of pregnancy. Fifty-four of these were also administered the SACL in the labour ward and at three days after birth. On the first assessment the mean levels for the group of mothers were above normative levels of stress but not normative levels of arousal. In labour there was a significant increase in stress accompanied by a significant decrease in arousal. On the third day stress and arousal means were at approximately normative levels. Of those women stressed antenatally, four-fifths were also stressed in labour and half were stressed postnatally. Correlates of stress and arousal are examined and the utility of the measures discussed.
E Wilson-Evered; G Stanley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of medical psychology     Volume:  59 ( Pt 1)     ISSN:  0007-1129     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Med Psychol     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-30     Completed Date:  1986-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370640     Medline TA:  Br J Med Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Labor, Obstetric
Postpartum Period
Stress, Psychological / psychology*

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