Difference of Anxiety Level among Pregnant at 1st Month and 9th Month

Author: Rahat Yasmeen

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study examined the difference of anxiety level among pregnant women at 1st month and 9th month. The sample was composed of 100 women (50 one month pregnant women and 50 nine month pregnant women). The data was taken from Ganga Ram hospital, Services hospital, CMH Lahore Cantt. An indigenous questionnaire was constructed based upon the anxiety symptoms reported in DSM IV TR (2000). The purposive sampling strategy was used. The independent sample t-test was applied for statistical analysis. The findings indicate that there is significant difference in anxiety level between 1st month and 9th month pregnant women. The findings of this research provide an insight to the family about the psychology of women and anxiety experienced due to the pregnancy, preventive measure and anxiety management strategies can be introduced in Pakistan to reduce their devastating psychological and psycho physiological effects on health.

Keywords: Anxiety, Pregnant, Preventive Measure, Physiological Effects

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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