Anxiety Associated With Child-Birth, Caesarean Section and Coping Strategies among Women for Elective Caesarean Section in Selected Hospital at Oshogbo Metropolis

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Introduction: Child-birth is one of the most events in a woman’s life. Many of pregnant women showed anxiety or fear of child-birth and caesarean section, therefore this study was aimed at assessing the anxiety associated with child-birth, caesarean section and coping strategies adopted by the respondents. Methodology: A cross sectional descriptive research design was adopted, 182 respondents were randomly selected on the basis of Taro Yamane sample size determination. Four (4) instruments were used to collect information from respondents which were demographic characteristics, knowledge of C-Section, State Anxiety Scale and COPE inventory. Result: In term of demographic characteristics, 37.9% were at the age bracket of 26-35 years. 55.2% were Christians, 69.2% had tertiary education. As per the knowledge of C-section, 71.4% possessed knowledge, 65.4% hand experienced C-section. On the basis of anxiety, 60.4% were moderately based, 60.4% were frightened, 42.3% were uncomfortable while 49.5% were moderately nervous and 51.1% respondent were not pleasant for being booked for C0-section. All respondents were using one or the other coping strategies. There was no significant differences between level of anxiety and coping strategies amongst respondents. Conclusion: it was conducted that issue of religious affiliation should be considered during the period of the health education and information at the antenatal clinics.

Keywords: Anxiety, Coping Strategies Osogbo, Elective C-Section, Metropolis


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