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Norozi E, Sharifzadeh G, Torshizi M, Gandomi F, Yousefzadeh A, Malaki - Moghadam H et al . Predictors of Pregnancy Anxiety and Its Subscales in Pregnant Women in Birjand, Iran, in 2016. HSR 2017; 13 (3) :373-380
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-951-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Determinants of Health Research Center AND School of Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
3- Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery Research Center AND Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
4- MSc Student, Student Research Committee AND Department of Health Education, School of Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
5- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
6- Social Determinants of Health Research Center AND Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Birjand University of Medical Science s, Birjand, Iran
Abstract:   (966 Views)
Background: Pregnancy is a highly important phase in a woman's lifetime and is associated with specific physical, psychological, and social changes. However, these changes are not always in the desired direction and sometimes cause anxiety in mothers. This study aimed to determine predictors of pregnancy anxiety and its subscales in pregnant women in Birjand, Eastern Iran.Methods: This descriptive, analytic study was performed in 2016 on 380 pregnant women referred to healthcare centers in Birjand. The participants were selected using multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected using a demographics and pregnancy records form, the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety Questionnaire (PRAQ), and Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). The collected data were analyzed in SPSS software using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA).Findings: The mean pregnancy anxiety score was 3.87 ± 1.13 (variation range: 1-7), indicating that 54% of the mothers experienced pregnancy anxiety. Number of children, marital satisfaction, and (the desirability of) fetal gender accounted for 17.7% of variations in pregnancy anxiety. Mother's age, planned pregnancy, parents‎'‎ educational level, parents‎'‎ employment status, gestational age, and household income were not predictors of overall pregnancy anxiety.Conclusion: Given the high incidence of pregnancy anxiety, it is suggested that health professionals monitor high-risk pregnant women psychologically with attention to the above-mentioned predictive variables so that the mothers are treated through educational and psychological interventions if required.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/15 | Published: 2017/10/15

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