Factors Related to Anxiety in Pregnant Mothers During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Puskesmas Purwokerto Timur 1


Covid-19 is an acute respiratory tract disorder caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Pregnant women are vulnerable to health problems, especially infectious diseases such as Covid-19. The increased risk during pregnancy can lead to a number of problems, including increased anxiety. The aim for this study was to determine the factors related to the level of anxiety in pregnant women during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was a quantitative study with an analytical observational research design and a cross-sectional approach. The population was pregnant women who had their pregnancy checked at Puskesmas Purwokerto Timur 1. The sample was taken using an accidental sampling technique with a total of 79 respondents. Anxiety was measured using the Zung-Self Rating Anxiety Scale (ZSAS) and the data were then analyzed using the Chi-square test. 19.0% of pregnant women did not experience anxiety, 67.1% experienced mild anxiety, and 13.9% experienced moderate anxiety. Of the five variables studied, all showed a significant relationship with the level of anxiety, namely age (p = 0.029), education (p = 0.022), occupation (p = 0.017), income (p = 0.020), and coping responses (p = 0.035).

Keywords: Covid-19, pregnancy, anxiety

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