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There is evidence that 3.17% of women report post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after childbirth. This meta-analysis synthesizes research on vulnerability and risk factors for birth-related PTSD and refines a diathesis-stress model of its aetiology. Systematic searches were carried out on PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science using PTSD terms(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing body of research shows that a proportion of women experience significant symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. AIMS AND METHOD An international group of researchers, clinicians, and user-group representatives met in 2006 to discuss the research to date into PTSD following childbirth, issues and(More)
There is converging evidence that 1%-2% of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of childbirth. The current study aimed to explore the long-term effects of childbirth-related PTSD on women, their relationship with their partner and their relationship with their child. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six women who(More)
OBJECTIVES Examine the association between children's distress and coping during venepuncture with parent's and healthcare professional's behavior in a sample from the UK. METHODS Fifty children aged 7-16 years accompanied by a carer were videotaped while having venepuncture. Verbalizations of children, parents, and healthcare professionals were coded(More)
  • S Ayers
  • 2001
This paper evaluates questionnaire measures of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder for use with pregnant and postpartum women. For each area of measurement the main issues or problems are delineated, two appropriate measures are described and the validity and reliability of the measures are discussed, as well as the problems and benefits(More)
There is increasing research on posttraumatic growth after life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS, although it is unclear whether growth confers any psychological or physical benefits in such samples. Consequently, this meta-analysis explored the relationship between posttraumatic growth and psychological and physical wellbeing in adults(More)
Background. Approximately 1-2% of women suffer from postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with wide ranging consequences for these women and their families 1. Appropriate treatment of women who have difficult or traumatic births is not yet established. Evidence in other populations shows that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is effective for PTSD(More)
  • S Ayers
  • 2001
This paper evaluates questionnaire measures of stress and coping for use with pregnant and postpartum women. For each area of measurement the main issues or problems are delineated, appropriate measures are described and the validity and reliability of the measures are discussed, as well as the problems and benefits of using each measure with pregnant or(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous research has established that women can develop childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the effect of this on a couple's relationship has not been examined. This study aimed to look at the experience and impact of childbirth-related PTSD in women and their partners. DESIGN This was a qualitative interview study of(More)
UNLABELLED Following childbirth, 16% of women may have anxiety disorders and 2% develop PTSD. It is important to identify factors that influence women's emotional reactions to birth. This study investigated how stressful events and support from hospital staff during birth each affects women's anxiety and perceived control. METHODS A between-subjects(More)