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An Overview of Anxiety Levels in Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mardliyana, Nova Elok and Puspita, Irma Maya and Qodliyah, Awwalul Wiladatil and Wulandari, Yuanita (2022) An Overview of Anxiety Levels in Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Gac Méd Caracas.

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Introduction: Pregnant women often experience anxiety because hormonal changes affect physical and psychological changes during pregnancy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women are worried about regular checkups during pregnancy in the health services because they are afraid of being exposed to the virus, especially in cities or regions with social restrictions. This study aims to describe the anxiety levels in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic in Surabaya. Methods: This study was descriptive research with a quantitative design. The population was pregnant women living in Surabaya during May – July 2020. Meanwhile, there were 100 respondents by purposive sampling. The instrument was the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) to determine the anxiety levels. The method of collecting data utilized a questionnaire through a google form link distributed to respondents. Then, the data were analyzed univariately and presented in a frequency distribution. Results: The study results revealed that 44 % of respondents had moderate anxiety levels, 31 % had severe anxiety, and 25 % had mild anxiety. Conclusion: In conclusion, most pregnant women in Surabaya experience moderate anxiety levels, followed by severe anxiety levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns about the risk of COVID-19 transmission increase anxiety levels in pregnant women. Antenatal care (ANC) visit restrictions could be replaced by online communication and consultation on the Maternal and Child Health (MHC) handbook conducted by health workers. Keywords: Anxiety levels, COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan
Depositing User: IRMA MAYA PUSPITA
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 02:32
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2023 02:32

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