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Positive prenatal well-being: conceptualising and measuring mindfulness and gratitude in pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Women's Mental Health, March 2016
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Title
Positive prenatal well-being: conceptualising and measuring mindfulness and gratitude in pregnancy
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Archives of Women's Mental Health, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00737-016-0620-x
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Authors

Karen O’ Leary, Samantha Dockray, Sean Hammond

Abstract

Little research has examined the usefulness of positive well-being factors during pregnancy. Recent mindfulness research demonstrates that inconsistencies and the suitability of extant measures have yet to be examined in pregnancy. Effects of gratitude during pregnancy have yet to be examined despite consistently reported benefits in non-pregnant groups. The aims of this paper were to develop the Gratitude during Pregnancy (GDP) scale, validate the Mindfulness Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS) and examine the importance of gratitude and mindfulness during pregnancy. In study 1, 375 pregnant women completed gratitude and mindfulness measures. The one-factor structure of the MAAS was retained and demonstrated good reliability α = 0.88. Using exploratory factor analysis, an 18-item GDP scale was developed, demonstrating good reliability α = 0.89. The four GDP factors are as follows: general gratitude, physical changes, antenatal care and social support. In study 2, 87 pregnant women completed well-being questionnaires, including the GDP and MAAS. Gratitude correlated with positive affect, life satisfaction and pregnancy uplifts (p < .001); mindfulness correlated negatively with negative affect and pregnancy hassles (p < .001) and positively correlated with positive affect and pregnancy uplifts (p < .05). These findings highlight the importance of mindfulness and gratitude and provide a reliable means to measure both constructs during pregnancy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 113 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Lecturer 7 6%
Other 30 26%
Unknown 29 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 39 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 4%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Unspecified 5 4%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 37 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 22 March 2016.
All research outputs
#7,397,921
of 24,195,945 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Women's Mental Health
#441
of 975 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,709
of 304,899 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Women's Mental Health
#7
of 16 outputs
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