Delivery Anxiety among First time and Second Time Pregnant Women

Author: Zainab Akmram Khan Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi Degree: M.Sc Year: 2007-2009 University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan Abstract This research investigates anxiety level between the first-time and second-time pregnant women. The sample was composed of 120 women (60 first-time pregnant women and 60 second-time pregnant women without any prior history of miscarriage or abortion, divorce or separation and remarriage within the age range of 19-35 years. The data was drawn from different public and private hospitals: Sheikh Zayed hospital, Fatima Memorial hospital and Sughra hospital of Lahore city. An indigenous questionnaire was constructed based upon the anxiety symptoms reported in DSM IV TR (2000) and derived from the interview of the first-time and second-time pregnant women. The Independent sample t-test was applied for statistical analysis. The findings indicated no significant difference in physiological symptoms of first-time and second-time pregnant women. However, significant difference in delivery anxiety was found between the first-time and second-time pregnant women. The findings of this research have implications for the helping professionals in understanding the anxiety of pregnant women of Pakistan. Keywords:  Anxiety, Pregnant women, Miscarriage, Abortion, Divorce, Separation, Marriage Visit University to get the full thesis. Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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