Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Resilience to Stress in Preference of Delivery Method in Pregnant Women

Khodabakhshi Koolaee, Anahita and Heidari, Sadigheh and Khoshkonesh, Abolghasem and Heidari, Mahmood (2013) Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Resilience to Stress in Preference of Delivery Method in Pregnant Women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (58). pp. 8-15.

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Abstract

Introduction: Childbirth is one of the wonderful experiences in woman’s life. As this experience is unforgettable, the type of delivery is effective in formation of women’s physical and psychological impacts. Two psychological elements; spiritual intelligence and resilience to stress could be effective in preference delivery method. This study was done to investigate the relationship between spiritual intelligence and resilience to stress in preference of delivery method in pregnant women. Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted on 211 pregnant women who referred to Tehran health centers in 2012. Randomized cluster sampling method was used. Data were collected by Connor-Davidson resilience scale and sub-scales, King Spiritual intelligence scale and a demographic research made questionnaire. Data were analyzed by Chi-square test, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: All sub-scales of spiritual intelligence were associated with pregnant women’s resilience (p<0.001). Two sub-scales of spiritual intelligence; critical existential thinking and personal meaning making were associated with pregnant women’s preference of delivery method (p<0.05). There was no significant relationship between demographic characterizes and preference of delivery method (p=0.05). Conclusion: The women who had critical existential thinking and personal meaning making preferred to tolerate more the pain of due and find the meaning in their pain.Spiritual intelligence would improve interested of pregnant women’s resilience and natural delivery preference.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 16:15
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:15
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4765

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