Psychological response to amniocentesis: II. Effects of coping style.

  title={Psychological response to amniocentesis: II. Effects of coping style.},
  author={Sean Phipps and Arthur B. Zinn},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={25 1},
Differences in coping style were assessed in a group of women undergoing amniocentesis and a control group not having the procedure. Subjects were divided into two groups according to coping style; "monitors" (information seekers) and "blunters" (information avoiders). In the amniocentesis group, coping style was associated with differences in mood state and change in mood state over time. "Monitors" experienced greater mood disturbance than "blunters" both before and during the procedure, but… CONTINUE READING

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