Determinants of distress levels in high-risk pregnant women – cross-sectional study

Obrazek miniatury
Kara, Pınar
Nazik, Evşen
Çerçer, Zehra
Tytuł czasopisma
Tytuł tomu
Publishing Office of the University of Rzeszow
Introduction and aim. Global and national care recommendations indicate that women with high-risk pregnancies should receive personalized and qualified care during this period. This study was conducted to determine the distress levels in high-risk pregnant women and affecting factors. Material and methods. The cross-sectional this study was conducted with total of 416 high-risk pregnant women who met the inclusion criteria in the obstetrics clinic of a training and research hospital. The study data were collected with data collection form and “Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS).” Results. The mean TPDS total score of high-risk pregnant women was 18.25±6.85. It was found that planning pregnancy, gravida, and diagnosis of gestational hypertension, systemic diseases, and gestational diabetes in the present pregnancy was asso ciated with pregnancy-specific distress (p<0.05; β=0.291, β=0.158, β=0.272, β=0.137, β=0.116, respectively). Conclusion. It is advised that health professionals assess the distress levels of high-risk pregnant women and give personalized care during prenatal period.
The study was started after receiving ethics committee approval from the Non-Experimental Research Ethics Committee and written permission from the Provincial Health Directorate (decision no: 2017/61-35, date: February 10, 2017).
Słowa kluczowe
distress , health professional , high-risk pregnancy , nursing care
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 22, z. 1 (2024), s. 60–67