Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Not specified
Title: How do women manage to remain healthy in pregnancy and postpartum
Authors: Künzli, Hansjörg
Dörrer-Letsch, A.
Felchlin, A.
Kammerer, E.
Kammerer, Martin
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2004.01.002
Published in: European Psychiatry
Volume(Issue): 19
Issue: Supplement 1
Pages: S39
Conference details: 12th AEP Congress, Geneva, 14-18 April 2004
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Language: English
Subjects: Pregnancy; Post-partum; Health; Cause Effect Relationships; Risk Factors; Mindfulness; Social network
Subject (DDC): 158: Applied psychology
618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
Abstract: Background: It is suggested that the functioning of the social network, the partner relationship and the attitude towards pregnancy are important psychosocial factors causing risk or providing protection against social as well as mental health problems. However this may be different in different cultural settings. Research Question: Are these factors recognized as important by women concerned in the Swiss German culture? To what extent do these aspects of social functioning change prospectively among healthy pregnant women? Method: Qualitative data were obtained from key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Quantitative data were collected prospectively with a cohort of 60 healthy women at two time points, in the third trimester of pregnancy and at the end of the postpartum period using the CAME interview measure. Conclusion: The functioning of the social network, especially the family network and the support by mother’s mother, the attitude towards pregnancy and the partner relationship were identified as most important psychosocial variables contributing to the well-being of mother and child in pregnancy and post partum. Analysis of the quantitative data revealed a change of the social network and a change of some aspects the partnership to the father of the child as pregnancy progresses.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
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