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Title: Anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, perceived control and posttraumatic stress symptoms after childbirth: A longitudinal mediation analysis
Authors: Brites, Rute
Odete, Nunes
Pires, Mónica
Hipólito, João
Keywords: anxiety
childbirth-related posttraumatic stress
depression
labour perceived control
longitudinal study
perceived control
pregnancy
trauma
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Brandão, Tânia; Brites, Rute; Nunes, Odete; Pires, Mónica; Hipólito, João. 2018. "Anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, perceived control and posttraumatic stress symptoms after childbirth: A longitudinal mediation analysis", Journal of Health Psychology, x: 135910531878701 - 135910531878701. doi: 10.1177/1359105318787018
Abstract: This longitudinal study evaluated the mediating role of sense of control during labour in the association between anxiety and depression levels during pregnancy and postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Participants were 57 women. Anxiety and depression were assessed during pregnancy; sense of control and childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms were collected 6–8 weeks after childbirth. Higher levels of anxiety and depression were associated with more postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms through lack of perceived control. For depression, this happened only for primiparous. Interventions targeting mechanisms enhancing perceptions/feelings of control should be offered to these women to prevent/minimize childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11144/3947
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318787018
Publisher version: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105318787018
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