Abstract: Pregnancy is one of the most important and vulnerable course for women, the prevalence of anxiety in this time is more than any other course that can be followed several side effects for mother and baby. The aim of this study was to determine the socio-demographic characteristics associated with pregnancy-related anxiety among pregnant women in the West of Iran. In this cross-sectional study, conducted in Kermanshah County, the West of Iran, a total of 150 womens was randomly selected to participate voluntarily in the study. Participants filled out a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS Version 21 using t-test and ANOVA statistical tests at 95% significant level. The mean age of respondents was 27.92 years [SD: 5.61], ranged from 18-43 years. There was a statistically meaningful relationship between first-time pregnant and during the pregnancy with pregnancy-related anxiety (p<0.05). Total score of pregnancy-related anxiety was 18.72 (SD: 4.63) which suggested that 46.8% of participants gained the given maximum score to pregnancy-related anxiety. Our findings indicated pregnancy-related anxiety was associated with first-time pregnant and during the pregnancy.
Farzad Jalilian, Amin Karami Matin, Mohammad Mahboubi, Razieh Pirouzeh, Sedighe Sofi, Hadith Golami and Shiva Khashij, 2016. Pregnancy-Related Anxiety: A Cross-Sectional Study among Women in the West of Iran. The Social Sciences, 11: 3569-3572.