Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study
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AuthorPuertas González, José Antonio; Mariño Narváez, Carolina; Romero González, Borja; Peralta Ramírez, María Isabel
Cognitive behavioural therapyPregnancyResilienceStressOnline therapy
Puertas-Gonzalez, J.A.; Mariño-Narvaez, C.; Romero-Gonzalez, B.; Peralta-Ramirez, M.I. Stress and Psychopathology Reduction in Pregnant Women through Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study. Behav. Sci. 2021, 11, 100. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11070100
SponsorshipFrontier Project “A-CTS-229-UGR18” of the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Business and University of the Junta de Andalucía; European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, FPU program - 18/00617
Background: The global pandemic has affected the psychological health of the population, including pregnant women. Due to the difficulty of offering conventional therapies to reduce stress in this population, studies are needed to show the effect of online therapies. Therefore, the objective was to test the effect of online cognitive behavioural therapy in pregnant women during the pandemic on the main variables of stress and psychopathology. Methods: The sample consisted of 16 pregnant women who participated in a weekly cognitive behavioural intervention for 8 weeks. Prenatal concerns, general stress, stress vulnerability, resilience and psychopathology were assessed. Results: The results show a reduction in prenatal concerns, perceived stress, stress vulnerability and psychopathology, as well as an increase in resilience. Conclusions: Online cognitive behavioural intervention may be effective in pregnant women, so it is important to conduct a randomised controlled trial to certify these findings.