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dc.contributor.authorPereira, Joana-
dc.contributor.authorPires, Raquel-
dc.contributor.authorCanavarro, Maria Cristina-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-21T20:46:10Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-21T20:46:10Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationPereira, J., Pires, R., & Canavarro, M. C. (2017). Psychosocial adjustment after induced abortion and its explanatory factors among adolescent and adult women. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 35, 119-136. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1276281por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/46625-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To compare the depressive symptoms and quality of life (QoL) among adolescents (<20 years) and adult women who have had an abortion and to explore individual, social, relational and decision-making explanatory factors for (mal)adjustment in each group. Background: International findings are not consistent regarding the presence of negative psychosocial outcomes after abortion or about the explanatory factors for occurrence among adolescents and adult women. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 177 adolescents (65.1%) and 95 adult women (34.9%) who underwent abortion were recruited. Data on individual, social, relational and decision-making characteristics, depressive symptoms (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) and QoL (EUROHIS-QOL-8) were collected through self-report questionnaires at 16 healthcare services that provide abortion. Results: Although adolescents are not at greater risk of maladjustment than adult women, abortion may be an emotionally significant event for both age groups. Regarding adolescents, feelings of being pressured into abortion and lower satisfaction with the abortion decision were significantly associated with depressive symptoms and lower QoL. Lower support from the mother was also associated with lower QoL. With regard to adult women, lower satisfaction with the abortion decision was significantly associated with depressive symptoms. None of variables was significantly associated with QoL. Conclusion: Our results suggest that adolescents are not at greater risk of psychosocial maladjustment than are adult women. Factors from different ecological contexts and specific factors depending on age group should be considered in preventive interventions for (mal)adjustment after abortion.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.relationSFRH/BD/ 89435/2012por
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectAbortionpor
dc.subjectadolescentspor
dc.subjectadult womenpor
dc.subjectdepressive symptomspor
dc.subjectquality of lifepor
dc.subjectpsychosocial adjustmentpor
dc.titlePsychosocial adjustment after induced abortion and its explanatory factors among adolescent and adult womenpor
dc.typearticlepor
degois.publication.firstPage119por
degois.publication.lastPage136por
degois.publication.issue2por
degois.publication.titleJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychologypor
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02646838.2016.1276281-
degois.publication.volume35por
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextopen-
crisitem.author.researchunitCenter for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention-
crisitem.author.researchunitCenter for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-7790-0830-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-5083-7322-
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