Examination of a multi-factorial model of body-related experiences during pregnancy: the relationships among physical symptoms, sleep quality, depression, self-esteem, and negative body attitudes.

@article{Kamysheva2008ExaminationOA,
  title={Examination of a multi-factorial model of body-related experiences during pregnancy: the relationships among physical symptoms, sleep quality, depression, self-esteem, and negative body attitudes.},
  author={Ekaterina Kamysheva and Helen Skouteris and Eleanor H Wertheim and Susan Jessica Paxton and Jeannette Milgrom},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={152-63}
}
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate relationships among women's body attitudes, physical symptoms, self-esteem, depression, and sleep quality during pregnancy. Pregnant women (N=215) at 15-25 weeks gestation completed a questionnaire including four body image subscales assessing self-reported feeling fat, attractiveness, strength/fitness, and salience of weight and shape. Women reported on 29 pregnancy-related physical complaints, and completed the Beck Depression Inventory… CONTINUE READING