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E-ISSN : 2148-9696
Crescent Journal of
Medical and Biological Sciences
Jan 2020, Vol 7, Issue 1
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Original Article
Predictors of Mental Health During High- risk Pregnancy
Nayere Azam Haji khani1, Giti Ozgoli2, Taghi Pourebrahim3, Yadollah Mehrabi4
1Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Educational sciences and Psychology, Faculty shahid beheshti university, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health Shahid Beheshti, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Keywords : Mental health, Predictors, High risk pregnancy
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Objectives: Given the increased morbidity and mortality rates in high-risk pregnancies, these pregnancies are associated with stress.This study aimed to investigate Predictors of Mental health 0f mothers during high risk pregnancy.

Materials and Methods: The stratified cluster random sampling was used for 750 eligible couples in hospitals and public health centers in Gorgan in 2016-2017. Pregnancy worries and social support questionnaires were completed by mothers and mental health questionnaire was completed by couples. The correlation level was measured by Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Finally, by using stepwise regression analysis, the contribution of each variableas predictor of maternal mental health was discussed.

Results: The mean score of worry among mothers was 34.57, which was lower than the mean value and the support score was 14.45 which was higher than the mean value. The strongest predictors of mental health of mothers with high risk pregnancy were mother's worry, mental health of fathers and social support with Standard coefficient of 0.447, 0.153, -0.88, respectively.

Conclusion: It is suggested to consider Counseling and care programs for high-risk mothers to reduce the worry of pregnant mothers, increase the mental health of the spouses and encourage important relative to attract further social support and improve the maternal mental health.


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