Table 4

Psychosocial characteristics of the AOB study participants

Characteristic

n(%)


Prenatal

Depression, EPDSa ≥13 (n=3384)

Yes

405 (12)

No

2979 (88)

Anxiety, SAIb≥ 40 (n=3363)

Yes

924 (27.5)

No

2439 (72.5)

Stress, PSSc 80th percentile (n=3376)

Yes

1041 (30.8)

No

2335 (69.2)

Social support, MOSd total ≤ 69 (n=3379)

Inadequate

645 (19.1)

Adequate

2734 (80.9)

Optimism, LOT-Re 20th percentile (n=2925)

Low optimism

582 (19.9)

High optimism

2343 (80.1)

4 months postpartum

Depression, EPDSa≥13 (n=3041)

Yes

152 (5)

No

2889 (95)

Anxiety, SAIb ≥ 40 (n=2942)

Yes

440 (15)

No

2502 (85)

Stress, PSSc 80th percentile (n=3004)

Yes

714 (23.8)

No

2290 (76.2)

Social support, MOSd total ≤ 69 (n=3012)

Inadequate

412 (13.7)

Adequate

2600 (86.3)

Parenting Morale Index, PMIf 20th percentile (n=2931)

Low parenting morale

491 (16.8)

High parenting morale

2440 (83.2)


a Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) [40]

b State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (state anxiety scale; SAI) [41]

c Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) [42]

d Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Scale [38]

e Lifetime Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R) [43]

f Parenting Morale Index (PMI) [44]

McDonald et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-S1-S2

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