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EEO. 2020; 19(4): 3863-3869

Relationship between Emotional Distress and Perinatal Grief among Couples having Miscarriage

Samar Fahd, Fatima Khurram Bukhari, Rabia Bahoo, Samina Ashraf, Musarrat Jahan, Javaid Akhter.

The present study was conducted to examine relationship between Emotional Distress and Perinatal Grief among Couples having miscarriage. The participants of this study were the married couples residing in Bahawalpur. The total sample size of this study was 204. The sample was calculated through online calculator (www.dainielsoper.com). The participants were selected using purposive sampling technique. The current study comprised of cross-sectional survey design. Two questionnaires were used for data collection; Perinatal Grief Scale short version (SPGS) (Potvin, Lasker & Toedter, 1989) and Emotional distress (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995). The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-Test, Bivariate Correlation and Regression Analysis. The finding of this study indicated that Emotional distress and perinatal grief were significantly and positively correlated with miscarriage among married couples. Emotional distress and perinatal grief significantly affect miscarriages among married couples. The sample of the study was restricted to Married couples of Bahawalpur only. Hence, more researches are needed to be conducted that is more representative of the overall Pakistani population. Less privileged and marginalized respondents should also been included.

Key words: Emotional Distress, Perinatal grief, miscarriage.

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