Effects of spirituality and psychosocial well-being on health risk behaviors in Appalachian pregnant women.

@article{Jesse2004EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of spirituality and psychosocial well-being on health risk behaviors in Appalachian pregnant women.},
  author={D Elizabeth Jesse and Pamela G. Reed},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={739-47}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships of spirituality and psychosocial well-being to health risk behaviors in pregnant Appalachian women. METHOD Descriptive study of 120 women between 16 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. The instruments used were the Spiritual Perspective Scale and religiosity items from the Jarel Well-Being Scale. Psychosocial well-being was measured by the Prenatal Psychosocial Profile. Four items measured health risk behaviors. RESULTS Higher levels of spirituality… CONTINUE READING

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