Risk Perception of COVID-19 Among Pregnant Females
Keywords:Risk perception, Pregnancy, COVID-19, GAD score, FCV-19S.
AbstractBackground: COVID-19 is Corona virus disease that has occurred as pandemic involving more than 210 countries. Objective: To determine risk perception of COVID-19 among pregnant females, fear and anxiety levels about themselves, their pregnancy, and family along with information about preventive measures. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Obstetrics and Gynecology department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore from 10th May, 2020 to 10th June, 2020. Total of 150 patients presenting in emergency and out-patient department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital gynae unit 4, were interviewed after informed consent. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. Results: The mean age was 28 years, mean gravidity was 4 and mean gestational age was 34 weeks. About 77 patients (51.3%) had mild to moderate fear and intermediate FCOVID-19 score. 135 patients (90%) had GAD score<7 i.e. they had less level of anxiety about their pregnancy. 15 patients (10%) had GAD score≥7 i.e. they had high level of anxiety about their pregnancy. Similarly, 61 patients (41%) had GAD score <7 i.e. they had less level of anxiety about their family and 89 patients (59%) had GAD score≥7 i.e. they had high level of anxiety about their family. Conclusion: Risk perception of COVID-19 among pregnant females about their family was higher than the risk perception of COVID-19 about themselves and their pregnancy.
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