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Protocol - Difficulties in Pregnancy

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Description:

A single-item (with 13 subparts), Likert-style self-report questionnaire used to capture information about a woman’s pregnancy. This questionnaire is administered twice: once at 6-13 weeks, and again at 22-29 weeks.

Protocol:

To some women, certain things about being pregnant are uncomfortable or upsetting, but other women may not be bothered by the same things. We are interested in the things that you are worried or bothered about now.

Please use one of the following answers to tell me whether you are bothered, worried, or upset about things at this point in your pregnancy.

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

1) Are you feeling bothered, upset or worried at this point in your pregnancy:

a) about the effect of ongoing health problems such as high blood pressure of diabetes on your pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

b) about feeling tired and having low energy during your pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

c) about paying for your medical care during pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

d) about changes in your weight and body shape during pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

e) about whether you might have an unhealthy baby?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

f) about physical symptoms of pregnancy such as vomiting?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

g) about physical symptoms of pregnancy such as swollen feet?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

h) about physical symptoms of pregnancy such as backaches?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

i) about the quality of your medical care during pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

j) about working or caring for your family during pregnancy?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

k) about whether the baby might be affected by alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs that you have taken?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

l) about other things that have to do with your pregnancy, the birth, or the baby?

[ ] 01 Not at all

[ ] 02 Somewhat

[ ] 03 Very Much

2) If you answered ‘somewhat’ or ‘very much’ to ‘other things’ [(l) above], will you please list what those things are?

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Protocol Name from Source:

Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) Difficulties in Pregnancy Visit 1, Form V1E

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult, Pregnancy

Participants:

Pregnant women with first pregnancy

Specific Instructions:

Responses are on a Likert scale. For items (a)-(l), subjects can score a 1, 2, or 3, making the whole instrument range from 12-36.

Selection Rationale

The Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) is a major prospective cohort study collecting data from the first trimester of pregnancy through the end of pregnancy on approximately 10,000 nulliparous women. The protocols, consent forms, and data collection instruments were developed by the nuMoM2b investigators in collaboration with Project Scientists from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and vetted by an independent Advisory and Safety Monitoring Board reporting to NICHD.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Pregnancy Difficulty Questionnaire Assessment Scale 5633891 CDE Browser
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) Difficulties in Pregnancy Visit 1, 2010 version, Form V1E

General References

Alderdice, F., Savage-McGlynn, E., Martin, C., McAuliffe, F., Hunter, A., Unterscheider, J., . . . Malone, F. (2013). The Prenatal Distress Questionnaire: An investigation of factor structure in a high risk population. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31(5), 456-464.

Haas, D. M., Parker, C. B., Wing, D. A., Parry, S., Grobman, W. A., Mercer, B. M., . . . Reddy, U. M.; NuMo2b Study. (2015). A description of the methods of the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring mothers-to-be (nuMoM2b). American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 212(4), 539.e531-539.e524.

Yali, A. M., & Lobel, M. (1999). Coping and distress in pregnancy: An investigation of medically high risk women. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 20(1), 39-52.

Protocol ID:

240701

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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Difficulties in Pregnancy

Release Date:

January 31, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess if a woman is feeling bothered, upset, or worried during her pregnancy.

Purpose

A measure to describe worries, concerns, and difficulties a woman has experienced related to her pregnancy.

Keywords

Prenatal care, baby, nuMoM2b, pregnancy health problems, birth