Effect of Stress, Depression and Anxiety on Blood Glucose Level in Pregnant Women


  • Rozina Mangi PhD Scholar, Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh Pakistan
  • Jamshed Warsi Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Noman Sadiq Department of Physiology, Mekran Medical College, Turbat, Pakistan
  • Tazeen Shah Department of Physiology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Benazir Mahar PhD Scholar, Department of Community Health, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Ashfaque Ahmed Buriro PhD Scholar, Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh Pakistan
  • Ali Mohammad Memon PhD Scholar, Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh Pakistan.
  • Shafaq Ansari Department of Anesthesiology, Liaqat Medical Hospital, Jamshoro.




Anxiety, Blood Glucose, Depression, Stress, Pregnant Women


Introduction: Pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride for a woman. With joy and excitement, there are also times of stress, anxiety, and depression. This research aims to investigate the effect of anxiety, depression and stress on blood glucose levels in pregnant women. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 123 pregnant women were included using random sampling. DASS-21 questionnaire, a validated tool, was used to determine stress, anxiety and depression. Random Blood glucose levels of the study participants were measured. The Chi-square test was used, and p values were determined. Results: Among 123 females, 56.91% (n=70) were stressed, 78.86% (n=97) were depressed, and 84.55% (n=104) were anxious. Blood glucose level was significantly higher in stressed and depressed pregnant females (X2  = 12.77, P-value = 0.0004 and X2  =5.75  0.016, P-value: 0.016 respectively). Conclusion: Stressed and depressed pregnant women were found to have higher blood glucose levels. Anxiety didn’t significantly affect blood glucose levels in pregnant females.


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How to Cite

Rozina Mangi, Jamshed Warsi, Sadiq, N., Tazeen Shah, Benazir Mahar, Ashfaque Ahmed Buriro, … Shafaq Ansari. (2023). Effect of Stress, Depression and Anxiety on Blood Glucose Level in Pregnant Women. BioSight, 4(2-3), 39–44. https://doi.org/10.46568/bios.v4i2-3.125



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