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Near-term pregnant women's attitude toward, concern about and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Nov; 33(22):3827-3834.JM

Abstract

Background:

COVID-19 is a novel type of the coronavirus family with an incompletely described clinical course. Little is known about the psychological aspects, particularly for vulnerable populations including pregnant women.

Objectives:

To understand the attitude, concerns, and knowledge of the non-infected pregnant women toward the COVID-19 outbreak in order to constitute base data for detailed counseling and to develop targeted messages.Patients and methods: This cross-sectional survey research presented analysis of prospectively collected data yielded at a single tertiary "Coronavirus Pandemic Hospital" referral center for a ten days period following the first confirmed death due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. Non-infected women with a confirmed pregnancy over 30th gestational week were consecutively included. A patient-reported non-validated questionnaire formed by the expert committee that includes 15 specific questions was used. Non-infected, pregnant women over 30th gestational week who applied to the outpatient clinic were consecutively included. A total of 213 women were enrolled, 37 were excluded: 7 for being in the first trimester, 3 were illiterate, and 27 were Syrian refugees having difficulties in translation.

Results:

A total of 172 pregnant women were included. Overall, four women refused to participate to the survey (1.9%). The mean age was 27.5 ± 5.3 years. Median gestational week and parity were 35 ± 11 weeks and 1 ± 2, respectively. Pregnant women were observed to trust the authorities (65%) and the healthcare staff (92.4%), and their respect was increased (82.5%) during the outbreak. Majority of the women (87.2%) comply with the self-quarantine rules. Half of the women (52%) reported that they felt vulnerable and predominantly were concerned (80%). Approximately one-third of the women constantly keep thinking that they may get infected (35.5%) or they might get infected during/following the delivery or their baby might get infected after being born (42%). Half of the women (50%) were reported that they either had no idea about or think the breastfeeding is not safe during the outbreak. About 45% of the women were confused or had doubts about if the mode of delivery may be affected by the pandemic. Greater part of the participants does not know if COVID-19 might cause birth defects (76%) or preterm birth (64.5%). Counseling flow keys helping pregnant women to overcome misleads, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak is proposed.

Conclusions:

Non-infected pregnant women with a viable pregnancy at near term were observed to have positive attitude and compliance toward the COVID-19 outbreak and frontline healthcare staff; increased concern and vulnerability; and restricted knowledge about the pregnancy-related outcomes. While the clinical evidence was growing rapidly, this data may guide obstetricians and midwives to perceive what accurate information should be provided to the pregnant women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Geneve, Switzerland.Department of Psychiatry, Tuzla State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32429780

Citation

Yassa, Murat, et al. "Near-term Pregnant Women's Attitude Toward, Concern About and Knowledge of the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, vol. 33, no. 22, 2020, pp. 3827-3834.
Yassa M, Birol P, Yirmibes C, et al. Near-term pregnant women's attitude toward, concern about and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020;33(22):3827-3834.
Yassa, M., Birol, P., Yirmibes, C., Usta, C., Haydar, A., Yassa, A., Sandal, K., Tekin, A. B., & Tug, N. (2020). Near-term pregnant women's attitude toward, concern about and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 33(22), 3827-3834. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2020.1763947
Yassa M, et al. Near-term Pregnant Women's Attitude Toward, Concern About and Knowledge of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020;33(22):3827-3834. PubMed PMID: 32429780.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Near-term pregnant women's attitude toward, concern about and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. AU - Yassa,Murat, AU - Birol,Pinar, AU - Yirmibes,Cihangir, AU - Usta,Canberk, AU - Haydar,Ahmad, AU - Yassa,Ahmet, AU - Sandal,Kemal, AU - Tekin,Arzu Bilge, AU - Tug,Niyazi, Y1 - 2020/05/19/ PY - 2020/5/21/pubmed PY - 2020/9/25/medline PY - 2020/5/21/entrez KW - Attitude KW - COVID-19 KW - coronavirus KW - knowledge KW - pregnancy SP - 3827 EP - 3834 JF - The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians JO - J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med. VL - 33 IS - 22 N2 - Background: COVID-19 is a novel type of the coronavirus family with an incompletely described clinical course. Little is known about the psychological aspects, particularly for vulnerable populations including pregnant women.Objectives: To understand the attitude, concerns, and knowledge of the non-infected pregnant women toward the COVID-19 outbreak in order to constitute base data for detailed counseling and to develop targeted messages.Patients and methods: This cross-sectional survey research presented analysis of prospectively collected data yielded at a single tertiary "Coronavirus Pandemic Hospital" referral center for a ten days period following the first confirmed death due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. Non-infected women with a confirmed pregnancy over 30th gestational week were consecutively included. A patient-reported non-validated questionnaire formed by the expert committee that includes 15 specific questions was used. Non-infected, pregnant women over 30th gestational week who applied to the outpatient clinic were consecutively included. A total of 213 women were enrolled, 37 were excluded: 7 for being in the first trimester, 3 were illiterate, and 27 were Syrian refugees having difficulties in translation.Results: A total of 172 pregnant women were included. Overall, four women refused to participate to the survey (1.9%). The mean age was 27.5 ± 5.3 years. Median gestational week and parity were 35 ± 11 weeks and 1 ± 2, respectively. Pregnant women were observed to trust the authorities (65%) and the healthcare staff (92.4%), and their respect was increased (82.5%) during the outbreak. Majority of the women (87.2%) comply with the self-quarantine rules. Half of the women (52%) reported that they felt vulnerable and predominantly were concerned (80%). Approximately one-third of the women constantly keep thinking that they may get infected (35.5%) or they might get infected during/following the delivery or their baby might get infected after being born (42%). Half of the women (50%) were reported that they either had no idea about or think the breastfeeding is not safe during the outbreak. About 45% of the women were confused or had doubts about if the mode of delivery may be affected by the pandemic. Greater part of the participants does not know if COVID-19 might cause birth defects (76%) or preterm birth (64.5%). Counseling flow keys helping pregnant women to overcome misleads, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak is proposed.Conclusions: Non-infected pregnant women with a viable pregnancy at near term were observed to have positive attitude and compliance toward the COVID-19 outbreak and frontline healthcare staff; increased concern and vulnerability; and restricted knowledge about the pregnancy-related outcomes. While the clinical evidence was growing rapidly, this data may guide obstetricians and midwives to perceive what accurate information should be provided to the pregnant women. SN - 1476-4954 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32429780/Near_term_pregnant_women's_attitude_toward_concern_about_and_knowledge_of_the_COVID_19_pandemic_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14767058.2020.1763947 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -