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Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study

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Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Center (CIMCYC), 18071 Granada, Spain
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Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment Department, Faculty of Psychology, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Psychology Department, Faculty of Education, Campus Duques de Soria, University of Valladolid, 42004 Soria, Spain
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Academic Editor: Scott D. Lane
Received: 18 May 2021 / Revised: 23 June 2021 / Accepted: 6 July 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
Background: The global pandemic has affected the psychological health of the population, including pregnant women. Due to the difficulty of offering conventional therapies to reduce stress in this population, studies are needed to show the effect of online therapies. Therefore, the objective was to test the effect of online cognitive behavioural therapy in pregnant women during the pandemic on the main variables of stress and psychopathology. Methods: The sample consisted of 16 pregnant women who participated in a weekly cognitive behavioural intervention for 8 weeks. Prenatal concerns, general stress, stress vulnerability, resilience and psychopathology were assessed. Results: The results show a reduction in prenatal concerns, perceived stress, stress vulnerability and psychopathology, as well as an increase in resilience. Conclusions: Online cognitive behavioural intervention may be effective in pregnant women, so it is important to conduct a randomised controlled trial to certify these findings. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognitive behavioural therapy; pregnancy; resilience; stress; online therapy cognitive behavioural therapy; pregnancy; resilience; stress; online therapy
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Puertas-Gonzalez, J.A.; Mariño-Narvaez, C.; Romero-Gonzalez, B.; Peralta-Ramirez, M.I. Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study. Behav. Sci. 2021, 11, 100. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11070100

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Puertas-Gonzalez JA, Mariño-Narvaez C, Romero-Gonzalez B, Peralta-Ramirez MI. Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study. Behavioral Sciences. 2021; 11(7):100. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11070100

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Puertas-Gonzalez, Jose A., Carolina Mariño-Narvaez, Borja Romero-Gonzalez, and Maria Isabel Peralta-Ramirez. 2021. "Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study" Behavioral Sciences 11, no. 7: 100. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11070100

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