Consumo de álcool e vivência psicológica da gravidez em mulheres portuguesas

  • Margarida Luís Oliveira Gonçalves Moreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The main purpose of this exploratory study was to identify the phenomenon of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as well as the prevalence and predictors of consumption, namely the psychological experience of pregnancy, using a group of Portuguese pregnant women. A quantitative methodology was used, and data were collected through an Online Questionnaire which included three instruments - Sociodemographic, Pregnancy and Lifestyle Questions Form, Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Attitudes towards Pregnancy and Motherhood Scale (EAGM). The main results are related to the existence of an association between smoking before pregnancy and alcohol consumption before pregnancy. The existence of highly significant differences between the frequency of alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy regarding Item 1 of the AUDIT and the total AUDIT score. Finally, there is a significant positive correlation between the 2 total AUDIT scores (before and during pregnancy). Given the scarcity of information on the phenomenon in Portugal, this study hopes to contribute to provide more information on the subject, drawing attention to the importance of this phenomenon as part of a broader study.
Date of Award25 Feb 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Raul Xavier (Supervisor)


  • Alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy
  • Prevalence
  • Predictors


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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