Table 3

Significant correlations between socio-demographic, physical, and means of maternal mental health outcome variables
IES GHQ Likert GHQ case STAI-X1
Mother
  Age 43*
  Previous psychological treatment 0.37* 0.53** 0.36*
  Parity 0.36* 0.49** 0.38*
  Trait anxiety (STAI-X2) 0.35* 0.56**
  Pregnancy/birth
  Preeclampsia 0.46** 0.56** 0.48**
  Vaginal delivery −0.44** −0.44**
  Caesarean 0.41* 0.41*
  Acute Caesarean 0.35*
  Planned Caesarean −0.45**
  IVF 0.34*
  Bleeding in pregnancy −0.57** −0.52**
Child
  CPAP less than 5 days -.36*
  IVHa .37*

Assessment at the infant's 6-month post-term age (T2) and the infant's 18-month post-term age (T3). Pearson's correlation coefficients (p < 0.05) are reported. N = 33. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (two-tailed); **correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (two-tailed). aIntraventricular haemorrhage, grade 1 or 2 shortly after birth.

Misund et al.

Misund et al. Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:33   doi:10.1186/1744-859X-12-33

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