Measuring stress after childbirth: development and validation of the Maternal Postpartum Stress Scale

Conclusion: Maternal Postpartum Stress Scale is a new, valid, and reliable 22-items scale that measures stress during the first postpartum year. The total scale and tree subscales can be calculated separately to provide detailed information about stressors that mothers struggle with. The scale can be used for research and practical purposes.PMID:34151659 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2021.1940897
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research

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