Women's birth beliefs and associated factors in an obstetrics clinic in the Southeastern Anatolian Region of Turkey
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CitationAlp Yılmaz, F. ve Durgun Ozan, Y. (2020). Women's birth beliefs and associated factors in an obstetrics clinic in the Southeastern Anatolian Region of Turkey. Journal of Health Research, 34(4), 345-351.
Purpose: The impact of birth beliefs on pregnancy and delivery are universally recognized, but the factors that affect birth beliefs vary across regions depending on individual and cultural characteristics. This study aimed to determine women's birth beliefs and examine their associated factors. Design/methodology/approach: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 548 primiparas in the obstetrics clinic of a university hospital located in the Southeastern Anatolian Region of Turkey from February to June 2019. Descriptive characteristics, form and the Birth Beliefs Scale were used in data collection. To analyze the data, descriptive statistics, T-tests and ANOVA analyses were used. Findings: It was determined that factors such as age group, income level, any problems during pregnancy and preferred delivery mode statistically affected women's birth beliefs. Originality/value: Based on the findings from this study, healthcare personnel should provide training and consultation services to pregnant women starting from the prenatal period to help ensure a positive labor experience
SourceJournal of Health Research