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Mindfulness-Based Intervention Program on Stress Reduction during Pregnancy

1Woman Health and Maternity Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Kafr El sheikh University, Egypt

2Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Fayom University, Egypt


American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 3, 375-386
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-19
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Rasha Mohamed Hassan Eltelt, Manal Mansour Mostafa. Mindfulness-Based Intervention Program on Stress Reduction during Pregnancy. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(3):375-386. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-19.

Correspondence to: Rasha  Mohamed Hassan Eltelt, Woman Health and Maternity Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Kafr El sheikh University, Egypt. Email: m_r12008@yahoo.com

Abstract

Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy, theoretical and clinical work to working with mood concerns during pregnancy. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Mindfulness -based intervention Program on Stress Reduction during Pregnancy. Design: A quasi - experimental design was utilized in this study. Setting: The study was conducted in the obstetric outpatient clinics in Kafr El sheikh, University Hospital. Sample: A purposive sample was used for 100 pregnant women, who attained the above mentioned setting. Tools: three tools were used for data collection, interviewing questionnaire for assessing demographic characteristics for pregnant women. 2-perceived Stress Scale, 3 Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. Result: there are positive effects of mindfulness intervention program on the stress levels among studied mothers and the difference between stress scale levels pre and post intervention was highly significant (p=0.000). Conclusion this study concluded that women who learn mindfulness during pregnancy are likely to use those skills to mange stressful aspect of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting resulting in reductions in psychological distress and improvement in psychological well-being. Recommendation: Continuing mindfulness program about reduced stressful aspect of pregnancy, and researches are needed to detect the other problems to early management.

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