Self-efficacy beliefs and fear of childbirth in nulliparous women.

  title={Self-efficacy beliefs and fear of childbirth in nulliparous women.},
  author={Birgitta Salomonsson and Mats T. Gullberg and Siw Alehagen and Klaas Wijma},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={34 3},
OBJECTIVE To explore how childbirth self-efficacy, i.e. outcome expectancy and efficacy expectancy, was associated with fear of childbirth (FOC) and how efficacy expectancy and FOC, respectively were related to socio-demographic characteristics, mental problems and preference for a caesarean section. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, a consecutive sample of 1000 pregnant nulliparous women was sent the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire and Childbirth Self-Efficacy Inventory… CONTINUE READING
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