This work aims to define the impact of pregnant women’s family sense of coherence on the fear of COVID-19. The population of this correlational descriptive working comprised a total of 1118 pregnant women recorded to family health centers in a city center of an eastern province of Turkey. Its sample consisted of 320 pregnant women. The data were collected using the Google form between the dates of November 2020 and May 2021. A personal information form, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale, and the Family Sense of Coherence Scale were used to collect the data. The descriptive statistics (mean, percentage, and standard deviation) were used in analyzing the data, and t-test, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression analysis were used for the independent groups. The mean age of the participants was 28.40±4.70. The study found a negative and weak correlation between the pregnant women’s fear of COVID-19 and family sense of coherence (r:-0.179; p<0.01, Table 3). It also discovered that family sense of coherence explained the fear of COVID-19 at a rate of 3% (β=-0.179; p<0.01). The study found that pregnant women’s family sense of coherence had a positive effect on against reducing fear of COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID-19, pregnant women, fear, family, coherence
Conflict of Interests: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that they have received no financial support for the study.
Ethical Approval: Ethical approval was obtained from Inonu University Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Board (decision no: 2020/2021) to carry out the study. No institutional permission was obtained due to the pandemic. Thus, permission was obtained from the ministry of health as the study was being conducted during the pandemic and the data would be collected using Google forms (2020/1201).
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Unver H, Ersu NF. The Effect of pregnant Women’s family sense of coherence on the fear of COVID-19. Med Science. 2022;11(2):694-8.
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Corresponding Author: Hacer Unver, Inonu University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Malatya, Turkey.