IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 41 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog16392014

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Open Access Original Research
The effects of the informed consent given for cesarean section on anxiety and knowledge
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1 Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine
2 Department of Ostetrics and Gynecology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas
3 Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydin
4 Department of Public Health, Celal Bayar University School of Health Sciences, Manisa
5 Department of Public Health, Cumhuriyet University School of Health Sciences, Sivas (Turkey)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2014, 41(1), 62–66;
Published: 10 February 2014

Purpose: To determine the effects of information given before cesarean section on women's anxiety levels and their knowledge about informed consent regarding it. Materials and Methods: Sixty women who elected to undergo cesarean section were included in the study. The data were collected using the pregnancy-related clinical information form, informed consent form, cesarean information form, and State and Trait Anxiety Inventory. Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test, chi-square test and Pearson correlation were used as statistical methods. Results: The women's knowledge scores before and after they were informed about cesarean section were14.8 ± 5.5 and 29.8 ± 2.6, respectively (p < 0.05). Their state anxiety scores before and after they were informed about cesarean section were 28.4 ± 6.6 and 28.0 ± 5.9, respectively (p > 0.05). Conclusion: It was determined that the participants' pre-training knowledge scores about cesarean section increased significantly after they were informed, and that their state and trait anxiety scores decreased very little after they were informed.
Applied and professional ethics
Clinical ethics
Health personnel
Informed consent
Obstetrics and gynaecology
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