Factors causing stress in women with babies 0–3 months old and their coping styles
Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume 21, Issue 7, pages 587–593, September 2014
How to Cite
Deniz, C. and Ayaz, S. (2014), Factors causing stress in women with babies 0–3 months old and their coping styles. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21: 587–593. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12119
- Issue online: 3 SEP 2014
- Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 OCT 2013
- baby care;
- coping styles;
- social life;
- Women who became stressed because of problems with self-care, baby care and social life use emotion-oriented styles.
- Women adopted the helpless approach within the ‘emotion-oriented/passive’ coping style.
This study was conducted in order to identify the factors that cause stress in women who have babies aged 0–3 months and the ways to deal with stress. This descriptive study was conducted in outpatient clinics for newborns. The sample consisted of 322 women. Data were collected through a questionnaire and Ways of Coping with Stress Inventory. It was found that most of the women became stressed because of problems regarding self-care, baby care and social life. Women mostly used ineffective coping styles to cope with stress.