:: Volume 9, Issue 3 (autumn 2014) ::
IJNR 2014, 9(3): 10-18 Back to browse issues page
The role of metacognitive beliefs and positive and negative affect in the Fear of childbirth of pregnant women with first experience
S Delavar Gavam Mrs, J Alizadeh Goradel Mr *
, j.alizadeh45@gmail.com
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Introduction: One of factors that involves in pregnant women with first experience, is psychological characteristics and ideas of these people. The current research was done to investigate the role of Meta cognitive beliefs and positive and negative affect in the fear of childbirth of pregnant women. Method: This research was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The statistical populations consisted of pregnant women with first experience of Ardabil in 2014, in which number of 121 women who had their first experience of pregnancy, in birth control health centers were selected by simple available sampling. We used Questionnaire of Childbirth Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ), Meta Cognition Questionaire-30 (MCQ-30) and Positive Affect and Negative Affect Scales (PANAS) for collecting data. For data analysis Pearson correlation coefficient and enter regression by SPSS v.20 were used. Results: The result showed that there is significant correlation between variables metacognitive beliefs and positive and negative affect with the Fear of childbirth in the pregnant women with first experience (P<0.05). Also, these variables can predict the Fear of childbirth in the pregnant women with first experience. Conclusion: In according to the role of psychological characteristics in the Fear of childbirth in the pregnant women with first experience, and mental and social changes induced in this period, the need for and guidance to learn about this course is necessary and improving the health of mothers and the quality of life in all stages of life.
Keywords: Fear of childbirth, Meta cognitive beliefs, positive and negative affect
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/10/8


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