ANXIETY SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANT WOMEN

  • Mazuchova, L.
  • Kelcikova, S.
  • PhD.,
  • Dubovicka, Z.
Abstract:
Introduction: Pregnancy is a period that imposes intense requirements on women’s bodies. Anxiety is a very common problem of a pregnant women. It results from indefinite reasons and feelings, which are typical for pregnancy. The aim of the study was to investigate the anxiety symptoms of pregnant women. Methods: A standardized questionnaire, the Beck Anxiety Scale (BAI), was used as an exploratory method to measure symptoms of anxiety in pregnant women. Cronbach’s ? for the BAI was 0.68. The participants were 304 pregnant women with physiological pregnancy and an average age 27 ± 4.95 years. The results were evaluated using descriptive statistics, the Pearson correlation coefficient and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results: Evaluation of the BAI showed that most of the respondents (50.66%) had just mild symptoms of anxiety, 26.97% displayed moderate symptoms of anxiety, 10.53% presented severe symptoms of anxiety and 11.84% had no anxiety at all. Age, parity and trimester of pregnancy were found not to have statistically significant effects on anxiety symptoms in pregnant women. Conclusions: The incidence of anxiety disorder requires early diagnosis and intervention by midwives in primary health care as well as timely measures to prevent anxiety during pregnancy.
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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
symptoms of anxiety; physiological pregnancy; pregnant women; midwife
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
3
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
63-68
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-20-1
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/33/S12.009
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