The Frequency of Anxiety and the Factors Affecting its Development in Women Older Than 15 Years

  • I. Irem Budakoglu
  • Isil Maral
  • Behçet Cosar
  • Aydan Biri
  • M. Ali Bumin

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2005;2(2):92-97

OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the status of anxiety and the factors related to anxiety in women older than 15 years old, applying to the MCCFP (mother- child care and family planning) centre in Ankara. Setting and Patients: This study was performed at 5 MCCFP centres (Demetevler, Hifsissihha, Kurtulus, Dikmen, and Incirli), which are similar in numbers of the outpatient clinics and of the patients included in the survey. The data collection period lasted within 2 weeks (in between 17th and 30th of January, 2002). A total of 2543 (73.4% of applications) women participated the study. Interventions: Women were replied the anxiety diagnosis scale. The factors affecting anxiety were evaluated by the logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: The mean age of all the analysed women was 37.91± 15.39 years. The prevalence of anxiety in this group was 20.1%. Occupational status, smoking and urinary incontinence status all had significant impact on anxiety in women we studied (p

Keywords: affecting factors, anxiety, prevalence, women