Variable Details:

Source:

Hung, Chich-Hsiu (2007), "The Hung Postpartum Stress Scale", Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39, 71-74.
[Endnote]


Variable



Definition:

  • Concern about emotional, informational, instrumental, and appraisal support.


Item(s):

  • I worry about inadequate emotional support form family.
  • I worry about lack of help with baby care.
  • I worry about lack of help with houselhold chores.
  • I worry about the lack of my husband's participation in baby care.
  • I worry about less concern from my husband.
  • I worry about family financial burden.
  • I worry about fatigue.
  • I feel like crying.
  • I worry about having a poor marital relationship.
  • I worry about the baby's sex being the opposite of what I expected it to be.
  • I worry about the baby's sex being the opposite of what family expected it to be.
  • I worry about looking after my family and keeping up with my job.
  • I worry about lack of acceptance of the baby by family.
  • I worry about not sleeping enough.
  • I worry about the baby's appearance differeing from family's expectation.
  • I worry about the limitations of living space.
  • I worry about body soreness.


Citations:

  • Hung, C.H. (2005), "Measuring postpartum stress", Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50, 417-424. [Endnote]