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The Emotional Impact of Covid-19 on Pregnancy Using the Cambridge Worry Scale

Kufazvinei, Ivarna (2022) The Emotional Impact of Covid-19 on Pregnancy Using the Cambridge Worry Scale. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: The current study was searching to provide a clearer understanding of the highest concerns women have during the Covid-19 pandemic. By measuring the level of worry women felt about different life factors, while experiencing pregnancy during the pandemic. Exploring the subscales of worry, made it possible to analyse which factors caused higher levels of worry and which caused the least amount of worry.

Method: An online survey was administrated to participants (n=20) through the Facebook group Mum Tribe Ireland. The survey consisted of an adapted version of the Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS), which included sixteen aspects of life that effect women. These aspects were adapted to align with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Results: Results presented the relationship emotional impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has on pregnancy, by showing the numeric orders of the factors that caused the most worry. The major worries that the pregnant women referred to were partners presence, miscarriage, health of someone close and giving birth.

Conclusion: Findings provided a more in depth understanding of the emotional impact Covid-19 has on pregnancy. These findings can help those that require guidance on how to manage situations better. Further expressing what requires focus for optimal life factors and results.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 11:34
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 11:34
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5655

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