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copertina di Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy - Seven Dimensions of Maternal Role Development

Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy - Seven Dimensions of Maternal Role Development

di Lederman  • 2009  • dettagli prodotto

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The proposed book presents an original analysis of seven dimensions of maternal psychosocial development during pregnancy that serve as the foundation for assessment of maternal prenatal adaptation and for psychoeducational and counseling intervention to enhance maternal adaptation. The seven dimensions of maternal adaptation pertain to motivation for and acceptance of the pregnancy, processes involved in evolving a maternal role prenatally, changes in significant kin relationships (with husband/partner and mother), and preparatory emotional, physical, and adaptive processes for labor and delivery. The dimensions were predictive of maternal anxiety in labor and progress in labor (or length of labor and prolonged labor), as well as postpartum maternal adaptation to a motherhood role and selected aspects of early infant development. Assessment is based primarily on analysis of maternal responses to in-depth interviews. The approach is a scientific analysis of maternal adaptive and maladaptive responses within each psychosocial dimension with excerpts of maternal responses to illustrate differences in adaptation. The scientific basis of assessment and analysis distinguishes this approach from other general and subjective approaches. This is relevant because prenatal counseling intervention often is not scientifically based. For example, it is commonly stated that ambivalence during pregnancy is normal. However, we have determined that this is not always the case. High ambivalence late in pregnancy is considered tantamount to rejection; it is not normal. In addition to prenatal interview schedules and rating scales, the author has developed psychometric instruments with items thatparallel the responses made by expectant women in interviews. These instruments can be used as a stand-alone assessment or to supplement and validate interview responses. The Interview Schedules, Interview Rating Scales, and a description of two psychometric assessment scales (The Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire and The Postnatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire) are proposed for inclusion in the book. There are no other comparable instruments with good psychometric properties available.


ISBN: 1441902872

Titolo: Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy - Seven Dimensions of Maternal Role Development


Editore: Springer Verlag

Volume: Unico

Edizione: III 2009

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Pagine: 340