The effect of foetal movement counting on maternal anxiety: A randomised, controlled trial

Delaram, M. and Shams, S. (2016) The effect of foetal movement counting on maternal anxiety: A randomised, controlled trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 36 (1). pp. 39-43.

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Abstract

This study assessed the effect of foetal movement counting on maternal anxiety. In a randomised, controlled trial, 208 primigravida women with a singleton pregnancy were allocated either to perform daily foetal movement counting (n = 100) from 28 weeks' gestation or to follow standard Iranian antenatal care (n = 108). Maternal anxiety was measured by Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS (16.0). There was no significant difference in mean state and trait anxiety scores at 28 weeks' gestation; the difference was significant at 37 weeks' gestation in state anxiety score between the intervention and control groups (35.34 ± 9.98 vs. 38.25 ± 9.63, respectively, P < 0.001). A significant difference was found in mean trait anxiety score at 37 weeks' gestation between the two groups (35.88 ± 8.19 vs. 39.15 ± 9.25, respectively, P = 0.008). Women who performed foetal movement counting from 28 to 37 weeks' gestation reported less anxiety compared with those in control group. © 2015 Informa UK, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foetal movement counting, maternal anxiety, Spielberger STAI
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2017 06:26
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 06:26
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/839

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