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Abstract

FURTADO, Ana Rute de Paiva Lima; MACHADO, Patrícia Maria Gonçalves  and  CARNEIRO, Marinha do Nascimento Fernandes. Guided Imagery Technique on managing maternal anxiety during pregnancy: integrative review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.53, pp.608-645.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.18.1.313361.

Summary:

This article describes the importance of the Guided Imagery Technique for the management of maternity associated anxiety during pregnancy.

Goal:

To understand the scientific evidence regarding the Guided Imagery Technique for the management of maternity associated anxiety during pregnancy.

Method:

Integrative revision of the literature from the Cochrane Library database, using the platform EBSCO Host. From a total of 30 articles on the subject, 10 were included on this article

Results/Discussion:

The scientific evidence analysis translates on the following topics: anxiety, stress management and physiological impact; relaxation and well-being; adherence to the Guided Imagery Technique; positive perception of the pregnancy; difficulties to its use.

Conclusion:

The Guided Imagery Technique seems to promote the relaxation and well being of the women and also, aids with the reduction of anxiety levels and perceived discomfort during pregnancy

Keywords : Anxiety; stress; pregnancy; images.

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