Factors Related to Stress Level in Pregnant Women with Preterm Labor while Staying in Hospital


  • Chontila Raburee -
  • Umaporn Kuasit
  • Rampai Ketjirachot


Pregnant women, Stress level, Preterm labor


Premature labor is a condition that affects both of the body and mind of pregnant women. This research aimed to study stress levels and factors affecting stress levels in pregnant women with preterm labor in hospital. The sample group was a total of 79 pregnant women who were admitted to the hospital from experiencing in preterm labor sign. The research instruments were a personal data questionnaire and the stress level test in pregnant women. The data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, and multiple regression stepwise analysis.
The results showed that overall stress among pregnant women was moderate.The most stressful aspect was in terms of health conditions of oneself and the fetal conditions (x̅ = 2.60, S.D. =.79). In addition, it was found that the gravida of pregnancy, maternity history and number of living child were statistically significant with the stress level in the pregnant women. It was found that the order of pregnancy was able to predict the stress level of 17.2%.
Nurses should focus on the approaching and reducing of stressors in women with preterm labor while staying in hospital, especially the primigravid women. Additionally, information regarding health status in pregnant women and their fetal should also be provided properly. Thus, enhancing appropriate guidelines should be implemented in order to reduce complication and prevent preterm birth in this group of women.


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Raburee, C., Kuasit, U., & Ketjirachot, R. (2022). Factors Related to Stress Level in Pregnant Women with Preterm Labor while Staying in Hospital. Princess of Naradhiwas University Journal, 14(3), 267–281. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnujr/article/view/255040