Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2014 , Vol 5, Issue 1
Determination of Preoperative Anxiety Levels On Women Scheduled For Caesarean Delivery
Meltem Aydın1, Derya Kaya Şenol2, Semra Erdoğan3
1Mersin Üniversitesi, Ebelik, Mersin, Türkiye
2Mersin Kadın ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Mersin, Türkiye
3Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik, Mersin, Türkiye
Objective: The aim this descriptive study was to determine the preoperative anxiety levels in women scheduled for caesarean delivery.

Method: The study was conducted with the 100 pregnant women at term who came to Mersin Maternity and Children Diseases Hospital between April 01 2009 and May 01 2009 during normal working hours/ days and who agreed to participate in the research. This study, the Spielberger State Anxiety Inventory and a questionnaire including questions about socio-demographic information about the women were used. Statistical analyzes were obtained with MedCalc 12.5.0 package program. Statistical significance value was taken as p <0.05. Shapiro Wilk test used for normality controls and determined the normal distribution. the differences between all the socio-demographic characteristics, obstetric characteristics and levels of anxiety scores were tested with Student t test and One Way ANOVA test. Homogeneity of variances checked Levene test. Two proportion test was used for Student-Newman- Keuls test. Descriptive statistics are given as the mean and standard deviation.

Results: The study found that 62%of the women underwent pre-planned caesarean delivery while 30.6%of them underwent emergent cesarean delivery and 66%of them had higher levels of anxiety before cesarean section. Our results indicate that level of anxiety is affected by the place and healthcare professional providing the patients with receive pre-natal care and explaining of caesarean section.

Conclusion: The study determined that cesarean section caused high levels of anxiety. Keywords : cesarean section, anxiety, delivery