Life change and psychological distress as predictors of pregnancy outcome.

@article{Jones1978LifeCA,
  title={Life change and psychological distress as predictors of pregnancy outcome.},
  author={A. C. Jones},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1978},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          402-12
        }
}
An exploratory investigation was conducted to assess the potential utility of objective measures of life change, anxiety, and personality as predictors of labor complications in a sample of full-term, lower-socioeconomic pregnant women without present evidence or histories of serious medical problems. The results of a linear multiple discriminant function analysis indicated that none of the personality or anxiety measures emerged as reliable predictors, but that scores on a measure of life… CONTINUE READING
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