Effect of Mental Health Resilience Seminar on Self Concept among Pregnant Women in Cilacap

Nadzirotun Arif Fathonah, Efi Afiani, Anjeli Ratih


Faculty of Midwifery, Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta



Background: Pregnancy and childbirth, as significant life events, are often associated with stress, which in turn is associated with poor perinatal outcomes. Resilience may mediate these out­comes, but there is limited research on how resilience changes during pregnancy. This study ai­­med to determine the effect of mental health resilience seminar on self-concept among preg­nant women in Cilacap, Central Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment (non-randomized) after only with control design conducted in Cilacap, Central Java from November to December 2018. A sample of 30 pregnant women was selected for this study, consisting of 15 preg­nant women in the inter­ven­tion group and 15 in the control group. The dependent vari­able was self-concept. The in­de­pen­dent variable was mental health resilience semi­nar. The data were collected by observation and in­ter­view. The data were analyzed by Wil­coxon test.

Results:Percent of self-concept score in the intervention group was higher than the control group and it was statically significant.

Conclusion: Mental health resilience seminaris effective to improveself-concept among pregnant women.

Keywords:mental health, resilience, pregnant women

Correspondence: Nadzirotun Arif Fathonah. Faculty of Midwifery, Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Email: ariffathonah@yahoo.com.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.03.64

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