Obstetrical consequences and experienced anxiety in women with symptoms of imminent abortion
Psychological factors, such as anxiety, fatigue or stress, may influence the course of pregnancy and lead to spontaneous abortions. Psychological comfort is advised to increase symptoms regression and successful termination of pregnancy. The study aimed to evaluate the intensification and characteristics of anxiety in women with symptoms of imminent abortion and to analyze the relationship between anxiety and obstetrical complications. 30 pregnant women hospitalized with the diagnosis of imminent abortion symptoms were enrolled in the study as the group. Another 30 women with normal pregnancy were the control. Authors made use of the Cattell Personality Factor Test by K. Hirszl and The Self-Reported Anxiety Scale by C.D. Spielberg, R.L. Gorsucha and R.E. Lushene. High level of anxiety that accompanies symptoms of imminent abortion is believed to be a secondary risk factor for preterm pregnancy termination.