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Effects of Negative Emotions and Life Events on Women's Missed Miscarriage


Background: To investigate the effects of negative emotions and life events on women's missed miscarriage.

Methods: Overall, 214 women diagnosed with a missed miscarriage by prenatal examination from 2016-2017 in Xiamen Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, Xiamen, China were selected as the observation group compared to 214 women as control group. The general data of the patients were investigated by self-programmed questionnaires. Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, Center Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale; Life Events Scale for Pregnant Women were used conduct the study. General data, anxiety, depression and life events were compared between the two groups of patients, and statistically different factors were included in the multivariate Logistic regression analysis.

Results: There were statistically significant differences in the educational level, pre-pregnancy health status, planned pregnancy, pre-pregnancy or gestational gynecological inflammation and the initiative to obtain knowledge of prenatal and postnatal care between the two groups of pregnant women (P<0.01); there were also statistically significant differences in score of life events, score of anxiety and score of depression between them (P<0.01). The high educational level, good health status before pregnancy and the initiative to obtain the knowledge of prenatal and postnatal care were taken as the independent protective factors for the missed miscarriage in pregnant women, while life events, anxiety and depression were independent risk factors for it.

Conclusion: Negative emotions and life events increase the risk of women's missed miscarriage, and the high educational level, good health status before pregnancy and the initiative to obtain the knowledge of prenatal and postnatal care reduce the risk of women's missed miscarriage.


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SectionOriginal Article(s)
Negative emotions Life events Missed miscarriage Anxiety Depression

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XING H, LUO Y, WANG S. Effects of Negative Emotions and Life Events on Women’s Missed Miscarriage. Iran J Public Health. 2018;47(2):219-224.