Cognitive adaptation to stressful events during pregnancy and postpartum: development and testing of the CASE instrument.

@article{Affonso1994CognitiveAT,
  title={Cognitive adaptation to stressful events during pregnancy and postpartum: development and testing of the CASE instrument.},
  author={Dyanne D. Affonso and Linda J. Mayberry and Stuart M Lovett and Steven M Paul},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={1994},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={338-43}
}
The purpose of this article is to describe the development and testing during pregnancy and postpartum of a new instrument, the Cognitive Adaptation to Stressful Events Scale (CASE). The conceptual framework for the CASE is based on Taylor's theory of cognitive adaptation to threatening events using the dimensions of meaning, mastery, and self-esteem. A convenience sample of 202 primigravida women completed the CASE at six assessment points: 10 to 12, 20 to 22, and 30 to 32 weeks of pregnancy… CONTINUE READING