The Roles of Social Support in Helping Chinese Women with Antenatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Cope With Perceived Stress

Ying Lau, Daniel Fu Keung Wong, Yuqiong Wang, Dennis Ho Keung Kwong, Ying Wang

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    Abstract

    A community-based sample of 755 pregnant Chinese women were recruited to test the direct and moderating effects of social support in mitigating perceived stress associated with antenatal depressive or anxiety symptoms. The Social Support Rating Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, the Edinburgh Depressive Postnatal Scale and the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale were used. Social support was found to have direct effects and moderating effects on the women's perceived stress on antenatal depressive and anxiety symptoms in multiple linear regression models. This knowledge of the separate effects of social support on behavioral health is important to psychiatric nurse in planning preventive interventions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-313
    Number of pages9
    JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
    Volume28
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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