How to measure prenatal stress? A systematic review of psychometric instruments to assess psychosocial stress during pregnancy.

@article{Nast2013HowTM,
  title={How to measure prenatal stress? A systematic review of psychometric instruments to assess psychosocial stress during pregnancy.},
  author={Irina Nast and Margarete Bolten and Gunther Meinlschmidt and Dirk H. Hellhammer},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={313-22}
}
BACKGROUND A growing body of literature documents associations of maternal psychosocial stress during pregnancy with fetal, infant and child behaviour and development. However, findings across studies are often inconsistent, which may in part be due to differences in stress definitions and assessments. METHODS We systematically reviewed methods applied to assess maternal psychosocial stress during pregnancy in studies looking at associations with biobehavioural outcomes in the offspring. A… CONTINUE READING
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