Volume 22, Issue 57 (April 2009)                   IJN 2009, 22(57): 77-86 | Back to browse issues page

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Ganji T, Einipour Z, Hosseini F. The Relationaship of Pre-Term Delivery and Stressful Life Events during Pregnancy. IJN. 2009; 22 (57) :77-86
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-613-en.html
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery , eini_z50@yahoo.com
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  Background & Aim: Pre-term delivery as a public health problem imposes a great burden on families and society, both financial and physical. Studies have shown that stressful life events are associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes particularly pre-term labor. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between pre-term delivery and stressful life events during pregnancy.

  Material & Method: The study was a correlational study conducted in 2006. In this study, 1237 mothers with singleton pregnancy, between 20 to 42 weeks of gestation without any obstetric complications and/or known physical or psychological disorders and with preterm delivery was selected by continuous sampling method. The instrument was the questionnaire “SRRS” and the data were analyzed with statistical tests.

  Results: The findings showed that pre-term delivery was 13.9% among subjects under study. There were associations between Pre-term delivery and sex difficulties (P=0.03), trouble with spouse (P=0.003), change in living conditions (P=0.005), change in sleeping habits (P=0.001), change in the number of people in gatherings (P=0.03), change in eating habits (P=0.04), and the number of events (P=0.03). But, we did not find any significant relationship between pre-term delivery and the intensity of the stresses .

  Conclusion: The researcher suggest the establishment of the educational counseling programs for pregnant women in order to ease their hardships regarding bad events and improve their coping abilities against these events


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2009/08/8 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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