Um-e Kalsoom, Bibi Haneefa.
Determinants of psychological distress among women having miscarriages.
J Med Sci Jun ;27(4):363-6.

Objectives: To investigate the effect of demographic variables on women having miscarriages, and to examine the stress level and impact of the stressful events among these women.Material and Methods: A sample of the research comprised of (N=100) women having miscarriage. The age range of the participants was 15-35 years. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from four different public & private hospitals including infertility centers located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan . The studyperiod was from March 2015 to june 2015. Demographic information sheet, perceived Stressed Scale (PSS), & The Impact of Life Event Scale-R (ILES-R) were used as measures. Simple linear regression analysis was computed for Age, duration of marriage, children women’s status, & history of miscarriages as independent variable while PSS & IES-R as outcome variables.Results: A result shows that women having no children & previous history of miscarriages will effect on women mental health after miscarriage. Results further reveal a positive correlation between perceived stress and miscarriage women,there is positive correlation between perceived women and women having miscarriage.Conclusion: History of miscarriages and children’s status impact on women’s mental health. Age & duration of marriage are not predictors of stress among women with miscarriage

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