Adaptive capacity of midwives participating in pregnancy termination procedures: Polish experience

Jolanta Banasiewicz, Kornelia Zaręba, Hanna Rozenek, Michał Ciebiera, Grzegorz Jakiel, Joanna Chylińska, Krzysztof Owczarek

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A cross-sectional study was conducted in 181 midwives working in hospitals in Poland. The midwives completed professional psychological tests (CISS questionnaire, EPQ-R questionnaire, OLBI questionnaire) and a questionnaire developed for this study. Midwives participating in pregnancy termination procedures most commonly used the task-oriented coping style. The emotion-oriented coping style was positively related to burnout in the group which performed pregnancy terminations. The analysis showed that the higher the indices of neuroticism, the greater the severity of burnout in both groups. The results indicate the need to conduct an initial assessment of personality resources when employing midwives to the wards.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • burnout
  • coping with stress
  • midwives
  • personal resources
  • pregnancy termination
  • stress
  • termination of pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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