Publication
Title
Responding to maternal distress : from needs assessment to effective intervention
Author
Abstract
Objectives To perform a needs assessment of maternal distress to plan the development of an intervention for the prevention and reduction of antenatal maternal distress. Methods We searched PubMed, OVID and EBSCO and applied the PRECEDE logic model to select the data. Experts in the field validated the findings. Results We identified 45 studies. Maternal distress was associated with diminished maternal and childs quality of life. Aetiological factors of maternal distress included past and present circumstances related to obstetric factors and to a womans context of living, coping behaviour, and support mechanisms. Lacking knowledge of coping with (maternal) distress was identified as a predisposing factor. Reinforcing factors were relaxation, partner support, counselling experiences and positive interaction with the midwife. Enabling factors were the availability of a support network. Conclusions When planning the development of an antenatal intervention for maternal distress, it is advisable to focus on assessment of antenatal emotional wellbeing, the context of the womans past and present circumstances, her coping behaviour and her environment. The identified predisposing factors, enabling and reinforcing factors should also be taken into consideration.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of public health. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2017
ISSN
1661-8556
Volume/pages
62 :4 (2017) , p. 441-452
ISI
000399821900002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 05.11.2018
Last edited 04.09.2021