The perinatal assessment of psychosocial risk

LaDawn Haglund, J. R. Britton

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Abstract

Although evaluation of psychosocial risk factors prior to perinatal hospital discharge has been advocated, the means for accomplishing such an evaluation are not well established. This article reviews several major psychosocial risk factors together with instruments that have been utilized to assess them during the perinatal period. Formal constructs reviewed include anxiety, depression, self-concept, general attitudes, life events, stress, adaptation, social support, marital and family functioning, and the home environment. Ongoing assessment of psychosocial status using formal instruments during routine perinatal care may provide a more complete picture of the psychosocial needs of the individual mother and her family, allowing for more appropriate, timely intervention and utilization of social and health care resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-452
Number of pages36
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Psychology
Perinatal Care
Health Resources
Psychological Stress
Self Concept
Social Support
Anxiety
Mothers
Depression

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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The perinatal assessment of psychosocial risk. / Haglund, LaDawn; Britton, J. R.

In: Clinics in Perinatology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1998, p. 417-452.

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Haglund, L & Britton, JR 1998, 'The perinatal assessment of psychosocial risk', Clinics in Perinatology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 417-452.
Haglund, LaDawn ; Britton, J. R. / The perinatal assessment of psychosocial risk. In: Clinics in Perinatology. 1998 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 417-452.
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