Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 1
The Relationship Between Dyadic Adjustment and Prenatal Attachment In Pregnancy
Burcu Küçükkaya1,Hatice Kahyaoğlu Süt1,Sevcan Öz2,Nihan Altan Sarıkaya3
1Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü Kadın Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
2Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Ruh Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
3Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü Ruh Sağlığı ve Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.246 Objectives: This study aims to investigate the relationship between dyadic adjustment and prenatal attachment in pregnancy.

Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 195 women who applied to outpatient clinics of gynecology-obstetrics departments in a university hospital in Edirne, Turkey. Data were collected using a Survey Form, Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and Prenatal Attachment Inventory (PAI).

Results: Average age was found as 29.5±6.3 in pregnants and 32.2±7.2 in their husbands. Of the 195 pregnants, 71.1% are married to each other, and the average marriage year was 7.1±6.4. Of the pregnants, 49.2% was in the third trimester, and 71.6% was planned pregnancy. The emotional support rate during pregnancy was found as 83.8%, and of which 77.7% from spouses and 74.1% from the family. The mean DAS score was 91,7±32,3, and the mean PAI score was 64,9±21,2. There was a positive correlation between DAS scores and PAI scores of pregnant women (r=0,8; p<0,001). Significantly higher DAS and PAI scores were found among pregnants who made love and were married?! (p<0,001), planned pregnancy (p=0,004), receiving emotional or physical support (p<0,001).

Conclusion: When the dyadic adjustment increases among couples, prenatal attachment increases, too. Dyadic adjustment and prenatal attachment are higher among pregnants who made love and were married?!, planned pregnancy, receiving emotional or physical support. Keywords : Dyadic adjustment, pregnancy, prenatal attachment