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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2019 Jun;25(2):182-193. Korean.
Published online Jun 12, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2019.25.2.182
© 2019 Korean Society of Women Health Nursing
Impact of Anxiety, Social Support, and Taegyo Practice on Maternal-Fetal Attachment in Pregnant Women Having an Abortion
BuKyung Kim,1 and Mi-Hae Sung2
1Graduate Student, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
2Professor, Department of Nursing · Institute of Health Science, Inje University, Busan, Korea.

Correspondence to Mi-Hae Sung. Department of Nursing · Institute of Health Science, College of Medicine, Inje University, 75 Bokji-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47392, Korea. Tel: +82-51-890-6825, Fax: +82-51-896-9840, Email: nursmh@inje.ac.kr
Received Apr 26, 2019; Revised Jun 04, 2019; Accepted Jun 05, 2019.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study was to identify effects of anxiety, social support, and Taegyo practice toward maternal-fetal attachment in pregnant women having an abortion.

Method

Participants included 99 pregnant women having an abortion, who participated in this study. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression with the SPSS WIN 23.0 program.

Results

Maternal-fetal attachment was significantly negatively correlated with anxiety, and significantly positively correlated with social support and Taegyo practice. Spousal support and Taegyo practice, explained 43.8% of participants' maternal-fetal attachment.

Conclusion

Results indicate that less anxiety and more social support, and Taegyo practice in pregnant women having an abortion, were associated with stronger maternal-fetal attachment. To strengthen the maternal-fetal attachment of pregnant women having an abortion experience, it would be necessary to develop and implement the Taegyo program, focusing on practicing Taegyo-related encouragement. Additionally, it is recommended that nursing intervention is provided, to encourage families to participate in the Taegyo practice together throughout the gestational period, and to maintain a positive relationship among partners.

Keywords: Abortion; Anxiety; Social support; Pregnant women; Attachment

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Table 1
Differences of Maternal-Fetal Attachment according to General and Obstetric Characteristics (N=99)
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Table 2
Degree of Anxiety, Social Support, Taegyo Practice, and Maternal-Fetal Attachment (N=99)
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Table 3
Correlations among Anxiety, Social Support, Taegyo Practice, and Maternal-Fetal Attachment (N=99)
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Table 4
Factors Affecting Maternal-Fetal Attachment (N=99)
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Notes

Other:This manuscript is a condensed form of the first author's master's thesis from Inje University.

Conflict of Interest:The authors declared no conflict of interest.

Author Contributions:

  • Conceptualization: Kim B, Sung MH.

  • Data curation: Kim B.

  • Formal analysis: Kim B.

  • Investigation: Kim B.

  • Methodology: Kim B, Sung MH.

  • Supervision: Sung MH.

  • Writing - original draft: Kim B.

  • Writing - review & editing: Sung MH.

Summary Statement

  • What is already known about this topic?

  • It has been confirmed that the anxiety and the Taegyo practice of pregnant women affects maternal-fetal attachment.

  • What this paper adds?

  • Spousal support and encourage of Taegyo practice were also related to maternal-fetal attachment of pregnant women having abortion experience, among which Taegyo practice was the most important factor.

  • Implications for practice, education and/or policy

  • In order to promote maternal-fetal attachment of pregnant women having abortion experience, it is necessary to ensure that the pregnant women understand and practice the recommended practices of Taegyo practice.

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