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IJPN 2015, 3(1): 70-83 Back to browse issues page
The relationship between optimism with prenatal coping strategies
S Azhari, A Sarani *, SR Mazlom, HM Aghamohammadian Sherbaf
Department in Midwifery, faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran , saraniazade@gmail.com
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Introduction: However pregnancy is Seems a Pleasure time of women`s life, but the physiologic changes during this time has caused high levels of stress in the mothers. Since optimism is one of the most important personality factors in choosing coping strategies to overcome the challenges created by pregnancy, thus the present study was performed to investigate the relationship between optimism and prenatal coping strategies. Methods: This correlational-descriptive study was carried out in 500 pregnant women referring to health centers of Mashhad in 2014 were selected based on random sampling method. Instruments include: Life orientation test- Revised scale and the Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory. Data were analyzed by SPSS-16 software using descriptive statistics, spearman correlation and regression at the significant level of p<0.05 Results: In the current study, there was a significant direct correlation Between optimism and Planning-Preparation Coping (p<0.001, r=0.74), and Spiritual-Positive Coping (p<0.001, r=0.73). A significant Reverse correlation Between optimism and Avoidance Coping (p<0.001, r=−0.76). Conclusions: optimism was a positive correlation with Planning-Preparation Coping and Spiritual-Positive and negative correlation with Avoidance Coping.
Keywords: Pregnancy, stress, Prenatal Coping Inventory, coping, optimism
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Received: 2015/04/29 | Published: 2015/05/15 | ePublished: 2015/05/15
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Azhari S, Sarani A, Mazlom S, Aghamohammadian Sherbaf H. The relationship between optimism with prenatal coping strategies. IJPN. 2015; 3 (1) :70-83
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