Finding Aid for the Emotional Status of 56 Prenatal Clinic Patients : Correlation with Obstetrical Experiences Thesis Biomed.0036

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Title: Emotional Status of 56 Prenatal Clinic Patients : Correlation with Obstetrical Experiences thesis
Creator: Wootten, Betsy G.
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0036
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 thesis)
Date: 1951
Language of Material: English .

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6094232 

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a thesis submitted to the School of Hygiene and Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Public Health which includes a photographic portrait of the author, in pocket on lower paste-down.
"The original purpose of this study was the psychiatric evaluation of several hundred clinic patients in the middle trimester of pregnancy, and the correlation of findings with the subsequent delivery experiences of the group, in an attempt to determine possible psychological factors operating in pregnancy. A screening method was devised, and the study was begun. Almost at once, it became apparent that the limited time available for the experiment was not sufficient to allow for the testing of a large enough sample of any validity. At the same time, however, it was also obvious that a great deal of material could be obtained by the method which was being used, and the goal was changed to the more general one of a further evaluation of emotional factors in pregnancy. the sample of 56 white clinic patients here presented is not, statistically speaking, a large one. It is, however, offered as an adequate sampling of the white prenatal clinic population in Baltimore. The study is not a definitive one, but it is a descriptive presentation which contains data some of which merely reinforces the findings of other workers. There are, however, several areas of the study apparently without precedent. The human figure drawings are the first gathered from a homogeneous pregnant group and submitted to analysis. The classification of patients before delivery on the basis of a psychiatric evaluation into 'sound' and 'unsound' adjustment categories, and the subsequent correlation of these emotional adjustment groups with delivery experiences and with the total obstetrical experiences is offered here with the hope that a more controlled and extensive study may follow." --Introduction, p.1-2.