Journal article

Exploring the Association between Maternal Mood and Self-Reports of Sleep during the Perinatal Period

Soledad Coo, Jeannette Milgrom, Peter Kuppens, Pauline Cox, John Trinder

Obstetrics and Gynecology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014


OBJECTIVE: To explore the psychological mechanisms involved in the close association between maternal mood and self-reports of sleep quality during the perinatal period using appraisal theory of emotions. DESIGN: Repeated measures. SETTING: Antenatal clinics of a health center associated with the Northern Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 122 pregnant women in their third trimester of gestation. METHODS: Participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, and an appraisal questionnaire during the third trimester of gestation, within 7 to 10 days after childbirth, and at 10 to 12 weeks postpartum. Correlational and regressi..

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