Special Issue on Imposed Stress Affecting Reproductive Health

Submission Deadline: Jul. 15, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Yousria Elsayed
      Department of Maternal & Newborn Health Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
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    • Shadia Eldarir
      Department of Maternal & Newborn Health Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Abeer Eswi
      Department of Maternal & Newborn Health Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Introduction

    Stressors that are super imposed on reproductive health due to risk conditions or (diseases) before gestation, during pregnancy or after birth are becoming major concerns for health care providers.These stressors add to the usual gestational stress and may contribute to failure of a woman to have a positive reproductive. experience. Asystematic review of literature by Gourounti, et.al. (2015) revealed that women with high risk pregnancy reported levels of depression between 18%-58%. Additional anxiety due to other psychsocial and financial variables were also reported. High risk pregnant women experience aggravated stress and emotional anxiety during gestational period than normal pregnant women. This may include concerns about health of the fetus and themselves, physical discomfort and premature birth. (Lee&Lee, 2016). According to Vianna, et. al. (2011), stress may affect 18% of all pregnant women and exposure to high maternal stress induces high levels of cortisol which affect fetal intrauterine life and may contribute to intrauterine growth restriction as well as cardiovascular and endocrine altrations. This results in increased mortalities and morbidities such às fetal loss, premature birth and low birth weight. Recently, research has focused on the physical as well as psychosocial aspects of normal reproduction, however high risk reproduction with imposed psychosocial stressors due to risk conditions or diseases that can influence the whole reproductive health is understudied. While high risk pregnancy has been undertaken as part of reproductive health, the pre and post getational periods need to be equally addressed. Therefore, the aim of this research special issue is to focus on the physical as well as psychsocial stressors influencing reproductive health.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. To study the prevalence and impact of stressors related to high risk factors influencing women's reproductive health
    2. To evaluate different nursing intervetions for managing stress related to risk factors that is imposed on reprodutive health
    3. To use different research methods such as qualitative research for better insight into gestational stress
    4. To compare stress of high risk reproductive experience with stress of low risk reproductive experience by using control groups

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.nursingscience.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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