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A longitudinal analysis of stress process among mothers of infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2587287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A model of stress process among mothers of infants was retested. In that model, stressors (work status or infant difficultness) influence maternal identity through perception of stress. Also, maternal identity may be buffered from stressor effects by health-promotive lifestyle. This model previously received partial support in a one-panel mail survey. The present study reports maternal outcomes from a 6-month follow-up of the original sample. One hundred nineteen (69%) mothers of infants aged 8-20 months participated in the follow-up study. Despite subject attrition, most findings from the original study were replicated in this study. As before, work status and perceived stress each contributed to predicting identity. Health-promotive lifestyle acted directly, not as a buffer, on maternal identity. When extraneous influences were controlled, neither perceived stress nor health-promotive lifestyle was significantly correlated across a 6-month period.
L O Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1989 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-02     Completed Date:  1990-01-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Texas, Austin.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Health Behavior
Life Style
Longitudinal Studies
Models, Psychological
Mothers / psychology*
Stress, Psychological*
Women, Working / psychology

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