Investigation of the Attitudes of Women of Reproductive Age to Family Planning with the Anxiety they Experienced during the Pandemic Period


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Küğcümen G., Işık C., Kala Ş.

International Journal of Caring Sciences, vol.16, no.1, pp.420-429, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Caring Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: CINAHL
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-429
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: It was planned to investigate the anxiety experienced by women of reproductive age during the pandemic and their attitudes towards family planning.

Method: A descriptive and correlational study was conducted across the country between June and August 2021 with women of reproductive age, sexually active, without sexual dysfunction and anxiety disorder. “Personal Information Form”, “State-Trait Anxiety Scale” and “Family Planning Attitude Scale” were used to collect data.

Results: The mean age of the women participating in the study was 31.96±7.48 years, and the majority (38.2%) use condoms as a family planning method. Anxiety total scale score average was 102.17±23.48 and Family Planning Attitude Scale total score average was 129.19±20.67. There was a weak negative correlation between the Anxiety Total score of women and the Attitude of the Society towards Family Planning sub-dimension score (r:- .341, p:.000), and a very weak negative statistically significant relationship between the Family Planning Attitude Scale score (r:-.242, p:.000).

Conclusion: It was found that the state anxiety levels of women were higher than the trait anxiety levels during the pandemic period, and it was determined that high anxiety had a negative effect on family planning attitudes.