Document Type : Original Article


Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


INTRODUCTION: Mental health is one of the focuses of the health assessment of different
communities and plays an important role in ensuring the dynamism and efficiency of each community.
Pregnancy is one of the most sensitive periods, in which mental health is effective. The mental health
of individuals is the result of the interaction of cognitive‑emotional ordering strategies and proper
evaluation of stressful situations. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between
cognitive emotion regulation and the health of pregnant women.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a descriptive and cross‑sectional study that was carried out on
200 pregnant women who were covered by Navab, Amir Hamzeh and Motahari centers in Isfahan in
2017 by available sampling method. The instrument was the Beck Depression Inventory, Goldenberg
Health, and Emotional Cognitive Order. Finally, the data were analyzed using the SPSS software.
RESULTS: The mean age of pregnant mothers participating in the study was 26.66 ±6.09 years. The results
of data analysis showed a significant positive correlation in relation to blaming others and disaster with
physical health, blaming others and rumination and catastrophes with anxiety, disaster with social health,
blaming others and rumination and catastrophes with depression, and also blaming others and rumination,
catastrophizing, and positive re‑focusing have a significant positive correlation with total health score.
CONCLUSION: Regarding the relationship between mental health and cognitive dysmenorrhea
during pregnancy, pregnant women carers can help with pregnant women by conducting educational
programs on health promotion and strive to maintain mental health and improve their quality of life.
Consequently, they will ensure the mental health of their future children.


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