Determining the anxiety level and the affecting factors of
the anxiety level of the women who have a mammography
N. Bolukbas, N. Erbil, A. Nuran
Ondokuz Mayis university, Ordu School of Health, Ordu, Turkey
This research has been determined the anxiety level and the affecting factors af
the anxiety level of the women who have a mammography.
Design and methods The
study was performed the dates between 3rd November 2005 and 30th December 2005
in Ordu Maternal and Birth Hospital. Ninety-three women participated into the
study. Twenty-three-question questionnaire and 20-question State Tarit Anxiety Inventory wich was
developed by Spielberger and his colleagues were applied to the participants.
The resulting data were valued by SPSS 11.5 statistical programme. While
comparing sociodemographic features and anxiety level, ANOVA, Man-Witney U test,
Kruskall-Wallis, t test and correlation were used. All numerical values were
given as average ± standart deviation, p<0.05 was accepted as meaningfullness level.
Results The average age of the participants 47.83 ±
7.50, the average marriage age 20.03 ± 4.18, the average birth number 2.91 ±
1.21, the average menapause age 46.10 ± 4.70 were found. The average anxiety
was found as 46.20 ± 4.92. A meaningful difference was statistically found as
among the education level, the marriage age, the case of self-breast examination,
the case of having a mammography because of having a complaint about the breast,
the number of having mammography( p<0.05).
Conclusion It was determined that
the women who had a mammography were anxiety at medium level.