Purpose: To determine the hospital stressors and depression, anxiety levels in
pregnant women hospitalized due to preterm delivery.
Design and Methods: This descriptive pretest‐posttest study consisted of 147
pregnant women with preterm delivery. Follow‐up was performed twice. Data
were collected using the Personal Information Form, the Beck Depression Inventory,
the State Anxiety Inventory (SAI)‐Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Antepartum
Hospital Stressors Inventory (AHSI).
Findings: A statistically significant difference was found between the average
scores of the SAI during the first and second measurements. A statistically
significant difference was found between the average scores of the first and
second measurement of AHSI (P < .05).
Practice Implications: Anxiety, depression, and hospital stressors negatively affect
gestations during both hospitalization and discharge.