Cumulative psychosocial stress, coping resources, and preterm birth

@article{Mcdonald2014CumulativePS,
  title={Cumulative psychosocial stress, coping resources, and preterm birth},
  author={Sheila Mcdonald and D G J Kingston and Hamideh Bayrampour and Siobhan M. Dolan and Suzanne C. Tough},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={559-568}
}
Preterm birth constitutes a significant international public health issue, with implications for child and family well-being. High levels of psychosocial stress and negative affect before and during pregnancy are contributing factors to shortened gestation and preterm birth. We developed a cumulative psychosocial stress variable and examined its association with early delivery controlling for known preterm birth risk factors and confounding environmental variables. We further examined this… CONTINUE READING
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