Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4887
Nierop, A; Wirtz, P H; Bratsikas, A; Zimmermann, R; Ehlert, U (2008). Stress-buffering effects of psychosocial resources on physiological and psychological stress response in pregnant women. Biological Psychology, 78(3):261-268.
Sixty healthy pregnant women (aged 21-35 years), including 30 pregnant women at the beginning of second trimester and 30 women at the beginning of third trimester underwent a psychosocial stress test. Physiological (salivary free cortisol levels, salivary alpha-amylase levels) and psychological (perceived stress, mood, anxiety) responses to standardized psychosocial stress have been brought in association with psychosocial resources (self-efficacy and daily uplifts). Predictions revealed that higher resources predict lower physiological and psychological stress responses and higher mood levels. We conclude from our data that psychosocial resources appear to dampen psychological and physiological stress response during pregnancy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology|
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Obstetrics
610 Medicine & health
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Cortisol, Alpha-Amylase, Self-efficacy, Daily Uplifts, Stress-buffering effects, Pregnancy, Psychosocial stress test|
|Deposited On:||31 Oct 2008 14:34|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 13:47|
|Funders:||Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant no: 105311-101793/1 (UE, RZ)|
|Related URLs:||http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03010511 (Publisher)|
|WoS Citation Count:||14|
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