Widowati, R., Kundaryanti, R., Julian, D. A., & Raushanfikri, A. (2021). Pregnancy and work stress: investigation of factors relating stress level of pregnant working women in Indonesia. Gaceta Sanitaria, 35, S38–S41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2020.12.011
To identify factors related to the stress levels among pregnant women in Indonesia.
The study was used cross sectional design. The participants were 92 pregnant women who worked at a footwear manufacturer at Banten, Indonesia. Half of the participants worked less than 40 h per week and the other half worked 40 h or more per week. A test instrument to measure stress in pregnant women was developed and conducted in this study. Dependent and independent factors were analyzed by the chi-square test.
Our results showed that 59.78% of respondents had their gestational age was more than 31 weeks; 53.00% of workers experienced moderate stress; and as many 53.26% of respondents experienced a high workload.
Our conclusion confirmed gestational age, workload, and working time related with work stress level of pregnant women significantly.