Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 3
Newborns' Hospitalized With Transient Tachypnea' of The Newborn, Parents' Anxiety Level and Affecting Factors
Fatmanur Tekin1,Meltem Kürtüncü2
1Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak, Türkiye
2Zonguldak Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Zonguldak, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.284 Objective: This research aims to determine the anxiety level of the parents of babies hospitalized with a diagnosis of transient tachypnea of newborn and related factors.

Method: This is a descriptive research. The research was done between February?August 2017 in the neonatal intensive care unit of a public hospital. Research sample consists of 200 parents. In order to collect data, Spielberger"s "State-Trait Anxiety Inventory" and "Parent Information Form" and "Infant Information Sheet" are used.

Results: The study shows that state anxiety levels of parents (40.17±10.80) are mild, continuous anxiety levels (52.59±5.10) are found to be high. Comparing parents" anxiety levels; the trait anxiety level (p=0.009; p<0.01) score of fathers is seen to be higher than the mothers. Considering the anxiety levels of sufficiently informed parents about the disease of their babies, state anxiety of informed parents score is significantly lower than those who are not informed (p=0001; p<0.01). According to the emotions of parents during the visit of their babies; state anxiety scores (p=0.001; p<0.01); the score of those who feel sad (p<0.05) is significantly higher than those who feel happy (p=0.032) and anxious (p=0.001).

Conclusion: Results show that the anxiety level of the parents of babies hospitalized with a diagnosis of transient tachypnea of newborn is high. Keywords : parent, anxiety, newborn, transient tachypnea of newborn