Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Impact of uncertainty, social support, and prenatal coping on the psychological well-being of high-risk pregnant womenCarmen Giurgescu
Department of Maternal Child Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 S Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Nurs Res 55:356-65. 2006..The effects of uncertainty and social support on the psychological well-being of high-risk pregnant women may be influenced by their prenatal coping strategies...
- Relationships among neighborhood environment, racial discrimination, psychological distress, and preterm birth in African American womenCarmen Giurgescu
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 41:E51-61. 2012....
- Are maternal cortisol levels related to preterm birth?Carmen Giurgescu
Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 S Damen, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38:377-90. 2009..To examine the evidence related to the relationship between maternal cortisol levels and preterm birth...
- Stressors, resources, and stress responses in pregnant African American women: a mixed-methods pilot studyCarmen Giurgescu
College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 27:81-96. 2013..The findings demonstrate the importance of periodically assessing stress in African American women during pregnancy, particularly related to their support network as well as the positive supports they receive...
- Depressive symptoms in the second trimester relate to low oxytocin levels in African-American women: a pilot studyLINDSEY GARFIELD
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Arch Womens Ment Health 18:123-9. 2015..Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms between prenatal depressive symptoms, oxytocin, and birth weight in order to better understand this health disparity...
- Job strain and psychological distress among employed pregnant Thai women: role of social support and coping strategiesNatthananporn Sanguanklin
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 South Damen, M C 802, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Arch Womens Ment Health 17:317-26. 2014..Since perceived workplace and family support did not have moderating effects, stress management programs for decreasing the levels of job strain should be developed...
- Race Related Stressors and Preterm Birth in African American WomenCarmen Giurgescu; Fiscal Year: 2009..By understanding how neighborhood conditions and experiences of discrimination contribute to preterm birth, we can target programs and interventions that reduce the risk for preterm birth in African-American women. ..