TITLE

Relationship between maternal fetal attachment and perceived social support

AUTHOR(S)
Astaraki, L.; Jamshidimanesh, M.; Beboodi Moghadam, Z.; Haghani, H.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Understanding maternal fetal attachment and modifying its related factors is very important. It seems that perceived social support affect on maternal fetal attachment. This study aimed to determine the relationship between maternal fetal attachment and perceived social support. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 12 health and medical centers, affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Four hundred pregnant women were selected for the study. Data were gathered by using two questionnaires. The first one was the maternal fetal attachment scale (MFA, Cranley) and the second one was perceived social support (Zimet questionnaires). Data were analyzed by using the Pearson, statistical tests. p<0.05 denoted statistical significance. Results: The mean±SD age of the mothers was 27.97±6.47. The mean±SD of the maternal fetal attachment was 84.72±17.16. The mean±SD of the perceived social support was 60.55±15.52 the relationship between the maternal fetal attachment and perceived social support was statically significant (p=0.000, r=0.74). Conclusion: It seems that improve perceived social support may result in better acceptation of maternal fetal attachment and motherhood. Midwife should notice and refer pregnant mothers who do not receive enough social support.
ACCESSION #
96841795

 

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