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Title: Affective Experience in Ecologically Relevant Contexts is Dynamic, and Not Progressively Attenuated During Pregnancy
Authors: Giesbrecht, Gerald
Letourneau, Nicole
Campbell, Tavis
Kaplan, Bonnie
APrON Study Team
Keywords: Pregnancy;Positive affect;Negative affect;Gestational age;Depressive symptoms;EPDS
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Citation: Giesbrecht, G.F., Letourneau, N., Campbell, T., & Kaplan, B. and the APrON Study Team (2012). Affective experience in ecologically relevant contexts is dynamic, and not progressively attenuated during pregnancy. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 15, 481-485. DOI 10.1007/s00737-012-0300-4
Abstract: Pregnancy is thought to diminish a woman’s appraisals of and affective responses to stressors. To examine this assumption, we used an electronic diary and an ecological momentary assessment strategy to record women’s (n=85) experiences of positive and negative affect five times each day over two days within each trimester of pregnancy. Women also completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale each trimester. Multi-level modeling indicated non-linear patterns for both positive and negative affect that differed by level of depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that changes in psychological experience over the course of pregnancy are dynamic and not progressively attenuated.
Description: Author's accepted manuscript deposited according to Elsevier sharing policies Oct 28, 2015
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