Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 3
Body Confidentiality of Women Applied To Gynecology and Obstetric Polyclinic
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1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik, Samsun, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.285 Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of the privacy of women who applied to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Study Design: Our study included 300 women who applied to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital for examination. This descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed in a gynecology polyclinic in the Black Sea region between 15.04.2018 and 15.06.2018. The data of the research were collected with a questionnaire form developed by the researchers in accordance with the literature and the Body Confidentiality Scale for Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Results: When the socio-demographic characteristics of women were examined, it was determined that the average age was 29.65±8.23. The mean total score of the Body Confidentiality Scale for Gynecology and Obstetrics was 4.19±0.55. A statistically significant difference was found between the general privacy subscale of the Body Confidentiality Scale for Gynecology and Obstetrics and the gestational status of women participating in our study (p=0.048).

Conclusion: It was determined that women were sensitive to privacy. According to the results of our study, it was determined that the privacy sensitivity of women during the gynecological examination was similar. Keywords : Confidentiality, obstetrics and gynecology