Factors causing stress in women with babies 0-3 months old and their coping styles


Deniz C., Ayaz S.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, vol.21, no.7, pp.587-593, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpm.12119
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-593
  • Keywords: baby care, coping styles, postpartum, self-care, social life, stress, POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, SOCIAL SUPPORT, HEALTH-STATUS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to identify the factors that cause stress in women who have babies aged 0-3 months and the ways to deal with stress. This descriptive study was conducted in outpatient clinics for newborns. The sample consisted of 322 women. Data were collected through a questionnaire and Ways of Coping with Stress Inventory. It was found that most of the women became stressed because of problems regarding self-care, baby care and social life. Women mostly used ineffective coping styles to cope with stress.