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Association between anxiety and pain in the latent phase of labour upon admission to the maternity hospital: a prospective, descriptive study

Published inJournal of health psychology, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 446-455
Publication date2015
Abstract

This study investigated the association between anxiety experienced by the mother, a request for analgesia, and the level of pain at maternity hospital admission in early labour. Anxiety levels were measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and pain was assessed using a Visual Analogue Scale. Anxiety and Visual Analogue Scale scores were compared using a linear regression model and indicated a statistically significant association between the anxiety state and degree of pain (p < 0.016; Y = 0.895 x score + 32.656). There was no significant association between anxiety and a request for epidural analgesia. During labour, an evaluation of anxiety should be associated with an assessment of the perceived degree of pain.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Epidural/psychology/statistics & numerical data
  • Anxiety/epidemiology/psychology
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Maternity/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Labor Pain/epidemiology/psychology
  • Labor, Obstetric/psychology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pregnancy
  • Prospective Studies
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
FLORIS BENZI, Lucia, IRION, Olivier. Association between anxiety and pain in the latent phase of labour upon admission to the maternity hospital: a prospective, descriptive study. In: Journal of health psychology, 2015, vol. 20, n° 4, p. 446–455. doi: 10.1177/1359105313502695
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