international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Effectiveness of training towards parenthood program on primigravida women pregnancy anxiety
Shohreh Pardakhti, Simin Hoseinian
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of towards parenthood program on reducing pregnancy anxiety in primigravida women. The research method was quasi-experimental and there war applied pretest-posttest design along with control group. The study population included all women who visited during the October 2015 in Arash Comprehensive Women Hospital and two women obstetric clinics in District 8, Tehran. They completed Vandenberg pregnancy anxiety questionnaire and finally after considering the criteria for inclusion in the final study, 30 persons were remained in the study who divided randomly into two 15-person groups of experimental and control. Then, the women in the intervention group were involved in 90-minute eight sessions in the "Towards parenthood" workshop and at the end each group again recompleted aforementioned tests. Results along with analysis of mixed variance indicated that training "towards parenthood" program during pregnancy has a significant effect on reducing pregnancy anxiety. According to the results of current study, applying training towards parenthood program in obstetric clinics and hospitals is recommended.