Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

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Investigating the Impact of Prenatal Training on Anxiety Sensitivity and Control in Stress-prone Pregnant Women

Sara Amouzandeh1*, Mojgan Agah Heris1 and Gholam Hossein Javanmard2

1Departments of Psychology in Payam Noor University (PNU) Garmsar Branch, Iran
2Professor, Departments of Psychology in Payam Noor University (PNU) Tehran Branch, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Sara Amouzandeh, Departments of Psychology in Payam Noor University (PNU) Garmsar Branch, Iran.

Received: November 08, 2021; Published: December 31, 2021


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of prenatal training on modulating anxiety sensitivity and anxiety control perception in stress-prone pregnant women. A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 125 volunteers by convenience sampling method and 40 persons were randomly selected and divided into two groups (experimental/control). Each individual has answered the pregnancy anxiety, anxiety control perception and anxiety sensitivity questionnaires before and after training. During the training, experimental techniques and healthy lifestyle were taught during 8 sessions of 120 minutes. Experimental results, with Cronbach's alpha higher than 0.92, indicate that stress management training combined with healthy lifestyle techniques increased anxiety control perception (p < 0.05), while decreasing perceived stress and pregnancy anxiety in stress-prone pregnant women (p < 0.05). Moreover, the results show that psychological training during pregnancy, such as relaxation and healthy lifestyle, reduces pregnancy anxiety, perceived stress and increases anxiety control perception in pregnant women prone to stress.


Keywords: Gestational Anxiety; Anxiety Control Perception; Anxiety Sensitivity; Stress


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Citation: Sara Amouzandeh., et al. “Investigating the Impact of Prenatal Training on Anxiety Sensitivity and Control in Stress-prone Pregnant Women". Acta Scientific Neurology 5.1 (2022): 47-59.


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