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Title: Development of a stress scale for pregnant women in the South Asian context: the A-Z Stress Scale
Authors: Kazi, A.
Fatmi, Z.
Hatcher, J.
Niaz, U.
Aziz, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Stress in pregnancy can lead to low-birth-weight and preterm babies and to psychological consequences such as anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the puerperium. Previous scales to measure stress contain items that overlap with the symptoms of pregnancy. A stress scale was developed based on in-depth interviews with pregnant women in Pakistan. Construct validity, test-retest reliability and inter-rater reliability were carried out. Cronbach alpha was 0.82 for the 30 short-listed items, with item-total correlations of 0.2-0.8. Multidimensional scaling determined 2 dimensions: socioenvironmental hassles and chronic illnesses. This was the first scale developed for pregnant women based on stressors in a developing country in South Asia
Description: 353-361
Keywords: Stress, Psychological
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Educational Status
Employment
Reproducibility of Results
Pregnancy Outcome
Subject: Pregnancy
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117646
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0353_0361.pdf
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