3340.0 Improving pregnancy outcomes by moving beyond biomedical borders: Examining stress in pregnancy

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
This session will highlight the impact of psychosocial stress on the emotional and physical health of pregnant women and provide strategies for effective risk assessment.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the impact of stress on the emotional and physical health of pregnant women 2. Explain the protective effects of social support for pregnant women's mental health 3. Describe a sophisticated psychosocial screening procedure for identifying women at increased risk for poor birth outcomes
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Janine Lewis, MPH
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

2:40 PM
Examining the role of Stress events and Depressive Symptoms on Birth Outcomes in a Sample of Chilean Low-Income Pregnant females
Miguel Cordero, Paula B. Repetto, PhD, M. Leonor Bustamante, Eliana Guic, PhD, Luis Medina, MD and Ricardo Gomez, MD
2:55 PM
Stress and trauma as predictors of health status and depressive symptoms among low-income pregnant latinas: Implications for screening practice
Lekeisha A. Sumner, PhD, Sawssan, R. Ahmed, PhD, Gail E. Wyatt, PhD and Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
3:25 PM
Identifying Medicaid pregnant women at highest risk using latent class modeling and cluster analysis
Cristian Meghea, PhD, H. Lynette Biery, PA-C, Lee Anne Roman, MSN, PhD, Jennifer E. Raffo, MA and Qi Zhu, MA

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus