A study on the relationship between internet use, anxiety levels, and quality of life of Turkish pregnant women


EVCİLİ F.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.55, no.3, pp.409-414, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12326
  • Title of Journal : PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-414

Abstract

Purpose In the current study, the relationship between internet use, anxiety levels, and quality of life (QOL) of Turkish pregnant women was investigated. Design and Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted 623 pregnant women who were able to access the internet at home, at work, or on mobile phones. Findings It was determined that internet usage among Turkish pregnants is common (82.7%). Statistically significant negative correlations were determined between the pregnant women's trait anxiety levels and all the subscales of the QOL questionnaire. Practice Implications Health professionals especially nurses and midwives should inform pregnant women about safe ways to access reliable sources of information.