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Table 3 Stress measures in pregnant women

From: Nightmare frequency in last trimester of pregnancy

Variable Mean ± SD Factor loadings Correlation to nightmare frequency
Neuroticism (NEO-FFI) 1.80 ± 0.43 .640 .195***
Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) 21.34 ± 8.45 .848 .267***
Trait anxiety (STAI-T) 36.91 ± 9.80 .872 .298***
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) 6.18 ± 5.47 .881 .296***
Anxiety screening questionnaire (ASQ) 1.78 ± 1.92 .784 .302***
Negative Life experiences (LES) 3.64 ± 3.25 .612 .210***
Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) 12.99 ± 7.66 .783 .296***
  1. ***p.001