Problems and Coping Styles of Antepartal Patients Being Treated for Risk of Preterm Labor
Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Lazelle E. Benefield
Angela C. Martin
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Special Collections LD4331.N8R64
The purpose of this study was to identify the range of problems and coping strategies as perceived by antepartal patients experiencing medical treatment to decrease risk of preterm labor. In this qualitative, interpretive study problems and coping strategies were identified through semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of seven antepartal patients. Using content analysis of interview data, identified problems were categorized, and for each problem, coping strategies were identified and grouped using the categories of the Jalowiec Coping Scale. Major categories of problems were: bedrest, role change, finances, uncomfortable emotions, and reactions of families and friends. Supportant, palliative, and confrontive coping styles were most frequently used. study results identify a topology of perceived problems for this sample, point to the importance of social support in coping with a high risk pregnancy, and give direction for providing anticipatory guidance and planning interventions with this population.
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Rogers, Janet W..
"Problems and Coping Styles of Antepartal Patients Being Treated for Risk of Preterm Labor"
(1991). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/vt96-1r11