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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(2): 151-158 Back to browse issues page
THE EFFECT OF SUPPORTIVE COUNSELING ON REDUCING THE ANXIETY OF WOMEN AT RISK OF PRETERM BIRTH
Mahdiye Moghadasi1, Zhila soltanahmadi 2, Mansore Azizzadeh Forozi3, Ali Mahdizadeh4, Yonus Jahani5
1- - MSc student of counselling in Midwifery , Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Instructor , Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , J_soltanahmadi@kmu.ac.ir
3- Instructor , Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
4- - Psychiatrist, Neuroscience Research Center , Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
5- - Assistant professor , Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
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Received: 12 Jan, 2016; Accepted: 16 Mar, 2016

Abstract

Background & Aims:  Infant health and its consequences are the main concerns of women at risk of preterm birth, which can cause maternal anxiety. Some interventions can be effective on reducing the anxiety. This study was aimed to determine the effect of supportive counseling on the anxiety of women at risk of preterm birth.

Materials and Methods:  This clinical trial study was performed on 88 women (43 in intervention group, and 45 in control group) at risk of preterm birth. The intervention was inclusive supportive counseling program, performed after determining the level of maternal anxiety by Spielberger Anxiety Questionnaire. After intervention, maternal anxiety was determined as well. The data were analyzed by Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney and also by using the SPSS-22 software.

Results: In the intervention group, the findings revealed that supportive counseling decreased significantly trait and situational anxiety. In the control group, trait anxiety increased briefly, but situational anxiety reduced. The mean difference between the two groups was significant statistically.

Conclusion:  Supportive counseling can significantly reduce maternal anxiety in women at risk of preterm birth. Therefore, it is recommended that health care personnel take into account supportive counselling sessions to reduce anxiety and to provide safe labor condition.

Keywords: Maternal anxiety, Preterm birth, Supportive counseling
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Moghadasi M, soltanahmadi Z, Azizzadeh Forozi M, Mahdizadeh A, Jahani Y. THE EFFECT OF SUPPORTIVE COUNSELING ON REDUCING THE ANXIETY OF WOMEN AT RISK OF PRETERM BIRTH. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (2) :151-158
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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