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Investigation of awareness and anxiety levels of pregnant women during pandemic process

Rabia Merve Palalioglu, Ozan Karadeniz, Gokce Ipek Aytok, Batuhan Palalioglu, Gizem Nur Koyan, Halil Ibrahim Erbiyik, Murat Muhcu
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2021.0087
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Pubmed: 34105744

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Objectives: It is currently unknown that how pregnant women deal with the Coronavirus disease and its results. The aim of this study is to evaluate the psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pregnant women and to determine whether pregnant women have sufficient knowledge and awareness for a healthy antenatal process.

Material and methods: This study was conducted at two centers. Regardless of the gestational age, a questionnaire was distributed to 1003 pregnant women in total, from which 51 original questions we prepared. Five hundred twenty-six participants were included in the study. The questionnaire was delivered using the QR code method. The questionnaires were answered online by participants via SurveyMonkey.

Results: The period when anxiety was highest was the 2nd trimester, whereas women in the 1st trimester had the lowest level of anxiety. High levels of awareness were observed in patients with heart disease, but patients with diabetes mellitus had a high level of anxiety.

Conclusions: It is important to maintain the mental and physical health of pregnant women, who are in a more delicate condition than other individuals in the society. In this regard, healthcare professionals have important duties such as taking necessary precautions and explaining the seriousness of the situation to pregnant women.

Abstract

Objectives: It is currently unknown that how pregnant women deal with the Coronavirus disease and its results. The aim of this study is to evaluate the psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pregnant women and to determine whether pregnant women have sufficient knowledge and awareness for a healthy antenatal process.

Material and methods: This study was conducted at two centers. Regardless of the gestational age, a questionnaire was distributed to 1003 pregnant women in total, from which 51 original questions we prepared. Five hundred twenty-six participants were included in the study. The questionnaire was delivered using the QR code method. The questionnaires were answered online by participants via SurveyMonkey.

Results: The period when anxiety was highest was the 2nd trimester, whereas women in the 1st trimester had the lowest level of anxiety. High levels of awareness were observed in patients with heart disease, but patients with diabetes mellitus had a high level of anxiety.

Conclusions: It is important to maintain the mental and physical health of pregnant women, who are in a more delicate condition than other individuals in the society. In this regard, healthcare professionals have important duties such as taking necessary precautions and explaining the seriousness of the situation to pregnant women.

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anxiety; awareness; COVID-19; pregnancy

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Investigation of awareness and anxiety levels of pregnant women during pandemic process

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Research paper

Published online

2021-05-10

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2021.0087

Pubmed

34105744

Keywords

anxiety
awareness
COVID-19
pregnancy

Authors

Rabia Merve Palalioglu
Ozan Karadeniz
Gokce Ipek Aytok
Batuhan Palalioglu
Gizem Nur Koyan
Halil Ibrahim Erbiyik
Murat Muhcu

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