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Parental expectations, experiences and reactions, sense of coherence and grade of anxiety related to routine ultrasound examination with normal findings during pregnancy.

Ekelin, Maria LU ; Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth LU ; Larsson, Anna-Karin LU ; Nyberg, Per LU ; Marsal, Karel LU and Dykes, Anna-Karin LU (2009) In Prenatal Diagnosis 29. p.952-959
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate parents' expectations, experiences and reactions, sense of coherence and anxiety before and after a second-trimester routine ultrasound examination, with normal findings. METHODS: Before and after ultrasound questionnaires including the scales parents' expectations, experiences and reactions to routine ultrasound examination (PEER-U state of mind index), sense of coherence (SOC) and state and trait anxiety inventory (STAI), were sent to a 1-year cohort of women and their partners. Replies received were 2183. RESULTS: Both parents had significantly less worried state of mind (PEER-U) after the examination than before. Women had a lower grade of state anxiety after than before, but for men there was no significant... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate parents' expectations, experiences and reactions, sense of coherence and anxiety before and after a second-trimester routine ultrasound examination, with normal findings. METHODS: Before and after ultrasound questionnaires including the scales parents' expectations, experiences and reactions to routine ultrasound examination (PEER-U state of mind index), sense of coherence (SOC) and state and trait anxiety inventory (STAI), were sent to a 1-year cohort of women and their partners. Replies received were 2183. RESULTS: Both parents had significantly less worried state of mind (PEER-U) after the examination than before. Women had a lower grade of state anxiety after than before, but for men there was no significant change. Before the ultrasound, women had a higher degree of worried state of mind, as well as a higher grade of state and trait anxiety and a lower sense of coherence, than men. The women showed a greater reduction in worried state of mind than the men after the ultrasound examination. There were no significant differences in sense of coherence before and after ultrasound. CONCLUSIONS: Women and men are affected in their psychological well-being in relation to a routine ultrasound examination, but their sense of coherence remains stable. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Less)
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To investigate parents' expectations, experiences and reactions, sense of coherence and anxiety before and after a second-trimester routine ultrasound examination, with normal findings. METHODS: Before and after ultrasound questionnaires including the scales parents' expectations, experiences and reactions to routine ultrasound examination (PEER-U state of mind index), sense of coherence (SOC) and state and trait anxiety inventory (STAI), were sent to a 1-year cohort of women and their partners. Replies received were 2183. RESULTS: Both parents had significantly less worried state of mind (PEER-U) after the examination than before. Women had a lower grade of state anxiety after than before, but for men there was no significant change. Before the ultrasound, women had a higher degree of worried state of mind, as well as a higher grade of state and trait anxiety and a lower sense of coherence, than men. The women showed a greater reduction in worried state of mind than the men after the ultrasound examination. There were no significant differences in sense of coherence before and after ultrasound. CONCLUSIONS: Women and men are affected in their psychological well-being in relation to a routine ultrasound examination, but their sense of coherence remains stable. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.},
  author       = {Ekelin, Maria and Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth and Larsson, Anna-Karin and Nyberg, Per and Marsal, Karel and Dykes, Anna-Karin},
  issn         = {1097-0223},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {952--959},
  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons Ltd},
  series       = {Prenatal Diagnosis},
  title        = {Parental expectations, experiences and reactions, sense of coherence and grade of anxiety related to routine ultrasound examination with normal findings during pregnancy.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pd.2324},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2009},
}