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Role of perceived family support in psychological distress for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wang, Yan-Ni1; Yuan, Zhao-Jing2; Leng, Wan-Chun2; Xia, Lu-Yao3; Wang, Ruo-Xi4; Li, Ze-Zhi5; Zhou, Yong-Jie6; Zhang, Xiang-Yang7
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Xiang-Yang(
AbstractBACKGROUND The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major public panic in China. Pregnant women may be more vulnerable to stress, which may cause them to have psychological problems. AIM To explore the effects of perceived family support on psychological distress in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS A total of 2232 subjects were recruited from three cities in China. Through the online surveys, information on demographic data and health status during pregnancy were collected. Insomnia severity index, generalized anxiety disorder 7-item scale, patient health questionnaire-9, somatization subscale of the symptom check list 90 scale, and posttraumatic stress disorder checklist were used to assess the psychological distress. RESULTS A total of 1015 (45.4%) women reported having at least one psychological distress. The women who reported having inadequate family support were more likely to suffer from multiple psychological distress (>= 2 psychological distress) than women who received adequate family support. Among the women who reported less family support, 41.8% reported depression, 31.1% reported anxiety, 8.2% reported insomnia, 13.3% reported somatization and 8.9% reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which were significantly higher than those who received strong family support. Perceived family support level was negatively correlated with depressive symptoms (r = -0.118, P < 0.001), anxiety symptoms (r = -0.111, P < 0.001), and PTSD symptoms (r = -0.155, P < 0.001). CONCLUSION Family support plays an important part on pregnant women's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Better family support can help improve the mental health of pregnant women.
KeywordPregnant women Perceived family support Coronavirus Psychological distress
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Funding ProjectLanzhou Science and Technology Project[2020-XG-71]
WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000678671400010
Funding OrganizationLanzhou Science and Technology Project
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Corresponding AuthorZhang, Xiang-Yang
Affiliation1.Lanzhou Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Maternal Child & Adolescent Hlth, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
2.Qingdao Univ, Qingdao Mental Hlth Ctr, Qingdao 266000, Shandong, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, CAS Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing 10000, Peoples R China
4.Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Tongji Med Coll, Sch Med & Hlth Management, Wuhan 430070, Hubei, Peoples R China
5.Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ Sch Med, Ren Ji Hosp, Dept Neurol, Shanghai 200127, Peoples R China
6.Shenzhen Kangning Hosp, Dept Psychiat Rehabil, Shenzhen 510810, Guangdong, Peoples R China
7.Chinese Acad Sci, CAS Key Lab Mental Hlth, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Wang, Yan-Ni,Yuan, Zhao-Jing,Leng, Wan-Chun,et al. Role of perceived family support in psychological distress for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic[J]. WORLD JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,2021,11(7):365-374.
APA Wang, Yan-Ni.,Yuan, Zhao-Jing.,Leng, Wan-Chun.,Xia, Lu-Yao.,Wang, Ruo-Xi.,...&Zhang, Xiang-Yang.(2021).Role of perceived family support in psychological distress for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.WORLD JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,11(7),365-374.
MLA Wang, Yan-Ni,et al."Role of perceived family support in psychological distress for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic".WORLD JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 11.7(2021):365-374.
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