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Volume 7, Issue 3 (May - June 2022)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2022, 7(3): 235-242 | Back to browse issues page


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Kazemi Aski S, Alizadeh S, Ghafourian Abadi S, Yaseri Gilvaei F, Kiai S M. Awareness of Coronavirus Disease and Perceived Stress in Pregnant Women. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res. 2022; 7 (3) :235-242
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1- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Health Research Center, Al-Zahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2- Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
3- Al-Zahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , saghiabadi71@gmail.com
4- Department of Midwifery, Deputy of Treatment, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
5- Al-Zahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
Abstract:   (579 Views)

Background and Objective: With the outbreak of the new coronavirus, some sections of society are more vulnerable, including pregnant women. Today, with the pandemic of COVID-19, anxiety, and worries about pregnancy and fetal health have increased and will be associated with adverse consequences for the health of mothers and infants. There is also insufficient information on the effects of coronary heart disease and COVID-19 on the fetus and pregnancy. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the level of awareness of pregnant women about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its correlation with observed stress in pregnant women.
Methods:  This cross-sectional analytical research was conducted on 384 pregnant women who were referred To Al-Zahra Medical Center at Rasht, Iran in 2020 and were selected through simple random sampling. Data collection tools were a demographic questionnaire, standard perceived stress questionnaire, and a researcher-made questionnaire on COVID-19 disease. Using statistical tests, the collected information was analyzed using SPSS 23 at an importance level of less than 0.05.
Results: The average scores of pregnant women's knowledge about the signs, symptoms, and ways of transmitting coronavirus are lower than the scores of mothers' awareness about the cause of the disease and how to prevent it. However, in general, the average score of pregnant women' knowledge about COVID-19 is high. Also, the mean scores of concern about COVID-19 and perceived stress of pregnant women about this disease in this reading are high. The present study's findings showed that the amount of knowledge of pregnant women about COVID-19 has a statistically significant relationship with anxiety and perceived stress about this disease and has a positive correlation.
Conclusion: This study's results showed that the more pregnant women are aware of COVID-19, the more anxious and stressed they are. As a result, to provide psychological support to pregnant women during pregnancy, medical staff training, the help of social media, and psychiatric experts can minimize harm to them and their fetuses.

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Systematic Review: Original Research | Subject: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Received: 2021/07/19 | Accepted: 2021/09/29 | Published: 2022/01/12

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