Annals of Indian Psychiatry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--113

Perceived hassles and uplifts and their impact on perceived cognitive performance during pregnancy: A pilot study


Bhumika Shah1, Devavrat G Harshe2, Hetal Shah1, Nandini Shetty1, Ankita Shenoy1, Aparna Ramakrishnan3, Rashmin Cholera1, Sanjiv Kale1 
1 Department of Psychiatry, D Y Patil School of Medicine, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Dr.   D Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, J J Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Devavrat G Harshe
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, 839, E, Kasaba Bavada, Kolhapur.6, Maharashtra
India

Context: Stress during pregnancy manifests as mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Recently, many studies have reported cognitive disturbances in pregnancy after subjective interviews as well as objective evaluation. Aims: The aim of the study was to assess pregnancy-specific distress and perceived cognitive functions in an urban sample of pregnant women. Methodology: Sixty working pregnant women, educated up to standard 12th or above, were evaluated cross-sectionally with pregnancy upscale-downscale scale and cognitive failure questionnaire. Results: Women identified events related to the infant's looks and appearances as most uplifting, whereas physical symptoms and consequences of pregnancy as most distressing. Women reported tasks involving recent and working memory to be most impaired, whereas tasks involving procedural memory, spatial memory, and long-term memory were least affected. Severity of hassles perceived by pregnant women was identified as the predictor of perceived cognitive decline in pregnancy. Conclusions: Events in a normal pregnancy can be perceived as either uplifting or distressing. Perceived distress affects the perception of one's own cognitive performance.


How to cite this article:
Shah B, Harshe DG, Shah H, Shetty N, Shenoy A, Ramakrishnan A, Cholera R, Kale S. Perceived hassles and uplifts and their impact on perceived cognitive performance during pregnancy: A pilot study.Ann Indian Psychiatry 2017;1:109-113


How to cite this URL:
Shah B, Harshe DG, Shah H, Shetty N, Shenoy A, Ramakrishnan A, Cholera R, Kale S. Perceived hassles and uplifts and their impact on perceived cognitive performance during pregnancy: A pilot study. Ann Indian Psychiatry [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jun 27 ];1:109-113
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