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Who is distressed? A comparison of psychosocial stress in pregnancy across seven ethnicities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2016
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Title
Who is distressed? A comparison of psychosocial stress in pregnancy across seven ethnicities
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-1015-8
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Authors

Alexandra M. Robinson, Karen M. Benzies, Sharon L. Cairns, Tak Fung, Suzanne C. Tough

Abstract

Calgary, Alberta has the fourth highest immigrant population in Canada and ethnic minorities comprise 28 % of its total population. Previous studies have found correlations between minority status and poor pregnancy outcomes. One explanation for this phenomenon is that minority status increases the levels of stress experienced during pregnancy. The aim of the present study was to identify specific types of maternal psychosocial stress experienced by women of an ethnic minority (Asian, Arab, Other Asian, African, First Nations and Latin American). A secondary analysis of variables that may contribute to maternal psychosocial stress was conducted using data from the All Our Babies prospective pregnancy cohort (N = 3,552) where questionnaires were completed at < 24 weeks of gestation and between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation. Questionnaires included standardized measures of perceived stress, anxiety, depression, physical and emotional health, and social support. Socio-demographic data included immigration status, language proficiency in English, ethnicity, age, and socio-economic status. Findings from this study indicate that women who identify with an ethnic minority were more likely to report symptoms of depression, anxiety, inadequate social support, and problems with emotional and physical health during pregnancy than women who identified with the White reference group. This study has identified that women of an ethic minority experience greater psychosocial stress in pregnancy compared to the White reference group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Greece 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Researcher 6 7%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 13 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 19 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 17%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 18 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 September 2016.
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#1,655,574
of 8,422,812 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#535
of 1,706 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,309
of 235,134 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#37
of 110 outputs
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