ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Comparing Psychosocial Health in Women with and without Risky Pregnancies: A Cross-Sectional Study [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 417-424 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.66750

Comparing Psychosocial Health in Women with and without Risky Pregnancies: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ruşen Öztürk1, Özlem Güner2
1Ege University Faculty of Nursing İzmir, Turkey
2Sinop University School of Health Sinop, Turkey

Objective: This study aims to compare women with risky pregnancy with women with non-risk pregnancies concerning pregnancy-related psychosocial adaptation.
Materials and Methods: This research has a descriptive, comparative and cross-sectional single-centre study. The data were collected from 253 pregnant women who applied to and were followed-up in the gynecology and obstetrics clinic of a university hospital in Izmir, Turkey. The Demographic Information Form and the Pregnancy Psychosocial Health Assessment Scale were used for data collection.
Results: Pregnant with-without risk of Psychosocial Health Assessment Questionnaire (PPHAS) total and subscale mean scores was compared and a statistically significant difference was observed between the two groups. The findings obtained in this study showed that the difference between PPHAS total and subscale mean rank total scores for risky and non-risky subjects was statistically significant (p<0.001). A statistically significant difference was found between the PPHAS score and the occupation, the place/region where the participant lived for the longest time, the family type, previous birth method, the frequency of pregnancy follow-up, the chronic disease presence, the pregnancy type (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There was a significant difference between psychosocial health between risky pregnancies and non-risky pregnancy who participated in this study. The psychosocial health level of the non-risk group was higher and psychosocial health was lower in risky pregnancies.

Keywords: Risky pregnancy, psychosocial health, non-risky pregnancy, nursing

Ruşen Öztürk, Özlem Güner. Comparing Psychosocial Health in Women with and without Risky Pregnancies: A Cross-Sectional Study. Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 417-424

Corresponding Author: Ruşen Öztürk, Türkiye
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