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Um E Kalsoom
Bibi Haneefa


Objectives: To investigate the effect of demographic variables on women having miscarriages, and to examine the
stress level and impact of the stressful events among these women.
Material and Methods: A sample of the research comprised of (N=100) women having miscarriage. The age range
of the participants was 15-35 years. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from four different
public & private hospitals including infertility centers located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan . The study
period was from March 2015 to june 2015. Demographic information sheet, perceived Stressed Scale (PSS), & The
Impact of Life Event Scale-R (ILES-R) were used as measures. Simple linear regression analysis was computed for
Age, duration of marriage, children women’s status, & history of miscarriages as independent variable while PSS &
IES-R as outcome variables.
Results: A result shows that women having no children & previous history of miscarriages will effect on women mental
health after miscarriage. Results further reveal a positive correlation between perceived stress and miscarriage women,
there is positive correlation between perceived women and women having miscarriage.
Conclusion: History of miscarriages and children’s status impact on women’s mental health. Age & duration of marriage
are not predictors of stress among women with miscarriage

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Kalsoom, U., & Haneefa, B. (2020). DETERMINANTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AMONG WOMEN HAVING MISCARRIAGES. Journal Of Medical Sciences, 27(4), 363-366. Retrieved from