Vislava Globevnik Velikonja

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of elevated depression and anxiety among pregnant women and to examine its correlation with medical complications and socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS The study is based on a cross-sectional design of a sample of 348 women in three trimesters of pregnancy who received routine(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of and to determine the risk factors for developing a fear of childbirth (tokophobia). METHODS We evaluated 191 pregnant women during Parenting and Childbirth Classes. Participants were approached when attending Parenting and Childbirth Classes between June 2014 and September 2014 and were asked to complete several(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to determine whether pregnant women conceiving through in vitro fertilization (IVF) differ from those conceiving spontaneously in terms of psychological well-being and the quality of life. METHODS In a prospective study we included 75 women conceived after IVF and 78 who conceived spontaneously in the same time period (control(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships among different forms of violence before and during pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS An anonymous questionnaire (adapted NorAQ) was given to 1269 women after childbirth. RESULTS The response rate was 80% (n=1018). Different forms of violence were experienced by 46.9% of the women; 9.2% reported violence in(More)
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