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McCrea, H, Wright, ME and Stringer, Maurice (2000) Psychosocial factors influencing personal control in pain relief. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 37 (6). pp. 493-503. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A questionnaire was administered to 100 women (50 primigravidae, 50 multigravidae) to investigate the influence of psychosocial factors on personal control in pain relief. Personal control was measured using a 36-item scale based on the concept of `Rule'. The women were asked to rate each rule on a 7-point Likert scale. Measures of psychosocial factors included assessment of the women's expectations of labour pain, maternal confidence, pain intensity, antenatal training and partner support. Demographic variables including parity were also recorded. The questionnaires were completed prior to and within 48 h following the women's delivery (whilst they were inpatients on the postnatal ward). Two variables, antenatal training and pain intensity, emerged as predictors of personal control in pain relief following stepwise multiple regression analysis. These findings have implications for clinical practice particularly in the area of antenatal care and planning care during labour. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
ID Code:1012
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 16:16
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 12:03

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