胎児異常の告知から産後36ヵ月までの母親の不安と抑うつの縦断的研究 : 健常児をもつ母親との比較から [in Japanese] Study of anxiety and depression in mothers informed of fetal abnormality, from time of being informed until 36 months after birth-A comparison with mothers of healthy children [in Japanese]
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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate anxiety and depression in mothers who had been informed of fetal abnormality, based on surveys conducted over the period from the time they were informed of the abnormality until 36 months after birth. The subjects were 10 mothers who had been informed of fetal abnormality, and 50 mothers of healthy children. A longitudinal study design was adopted using the State-Trait Anxiety Index (STAI) and Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS). A similar longitudinal survey with the STAI and SDS was conducted on mothers of healthy children during the period from 6 to 36 months after birth. Among the mothers who had been informed of a fetal abnormality, the state anxiety and trait anxiety scores on the STAI, and the SDS score, were all highest after being informed and lowest from 12 to 18 months after birth. A comparison of the postpartum scores of mothers who had been informed of fetal abnormality and mothers of healthy children showed that in all periods each of the scores was lower in mothers who had been informed of an abnormality. Comparisons were also made between mothers who had other children and those who did not. Among mothers who had been informed of fetal abnormalities, those without other children had higher scores on each of the scales during all periods. However, among mothers of healthy children, those who had other children scored higher on each of the scales.
- Japanese journal of maternal health.
Japanese journal of maternal health. 48(1), 29-37, 2007-04-01
Japan Society of Maternal Health