Relationship between social support, stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy in a specific mexican population

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The purpose of the present research was to find if there is a significant difference in stress, depression and anxiety levels between pregnant women who perceived social support versus those who did not. Another aim was to analyse their levels of anxiety, depression and stress and whether perceived social support varied depending on the trimester of pregnancy, history of pregnancies, and alcohol intake, among other factors. The sample consisted of 227 pregnant women who attended a private hospital and medical clinic. It was found that perceived social, emotional, and confidential support are significantly correlated with levels of stress, anxiety and depression. There is a significant positive correlation between the level of education and perceived emotional, confidential and social support. Differences between levels of stress, anxiety, and social support were found between women who were pregnant for the first time and those who had been previously pregnant. A positive correlation was found between women who drank alcohol during pregnancy and anxiety, a higher alcohol intake showed higher levels of anxiety. Confidential social support was negatively correlated with anxiety and depression.
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Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
24
Issue
2-3
Number of Pages
67-72
Date Published
jul
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ISSN Number
1134-7937
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1134793717300891
DOI
10.1016/J.ANYES.2018.03.003