Table 4

Multiple linear regression analyses predicting maternal mental health outcomes following preterm birth
Dependent variable Independent variable B 95% CI Beta p value R2adj
IES Preeclampsia 5.75 (1.22, 10.27) 0.37 0.015
IVHa 11.34 (3.17, 19.50) 0.39 0.008
Mother's age 0.91 (0.18, 1.64) 0.36 0.016 0.41
GHQ Likert Bleeding in pregnancy −7.57 (−12.55, −2.59) −0.44 0.004
Previous psychological treatment 13.79 (3.45, 24.13) 0.39 0.011 0.42
STAI-X1b Maternal trait anxiety 0.23 (0.10, 0.36) 0.56 0.001 0.29

The mean of mental health outcomes assessed by IES, GHQ and STAI-X1 at the infant's 6- and 18-month post-term ages was used as outcome. Unstandardized (B) and standardized (beta) regression coefficients from multiple linear regression analyses after forward stepwise variable selection are reported. N = 33. aThe child was struck by intraventricular haemorrhage grade 1 or 2 shortly after birth; bTen-question version of STAI-X1.

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

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