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Social Support, Perceived Stress, Socio-Demographic Factors and Relationship Quality among Polish Mothers of Prematurely Born Children

Institute of Psychology, University of Gdansk, 80-557 Gdansk, Poland
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 3876; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113876
Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 22 May 2020 / Accepted: 27 May 2020 / Published: 30 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anxiety, Depression and Stress in Pregnancy: Effects of Women)
Families with a prematurely born child may be exposed to various difficulties associated with prematurity. The study aimed to explain the relationship between social support and the quality of the partnership among mothers of children born prematurely. In addition, the coexistence of social support, perceived stress and social-demographical factors in the neonatal period was examined. The study group consisted of 260 mothers of preterm born children. Subjects completed The Socio-Demographic Questionnaire, The Social Support Sources Questionnaire (SSQ), The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ). In the second phase of the study, mothers completed The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). Person’s correlation coefficients were used to examine the variables and hierarchical linear regression analyses were performed to examine the relative contributions of social support on partnership relation quality. The study results showed that social support is positively related to partnership relationship quality among mothers of preterm born children. Social support measured in the neonatal period is not connected with relationship quality measured in the early childhood period. Social support is related with the father’s level of education and perceived stress corresponds with the level of parents’ education. The findings highlight the importance of expanding supportive resources for couples dealing with premature birth, especially among those with a lower level of education and lower financial status. View Full-Text
Keywords: social support; stress; relationship; socio-demographic factors; premature birth social support; stress; relationship; socio-demographic factors; premature birth
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Lutkiewicz, K. Social Support, Perceived Stress, Socio-Demographic Factors and Relationship Quality among Polish Mothers of Prematurely Born Children. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3876. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113876

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Lutkiewicz K. Social Support, Perceived Stress, Socio-Demographic Factors and Relationship Quality among Polish Mothers of Prematurely Born Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):3876. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113876

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Lutkiewicz, Karolina. 2020. "Social Support, Perceived Stress, Socio-Demographic Factors and Relationship Quality among Polish Mothers of Prematurely Born Children" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 3876. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113876

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