ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Effects of Written and Visual Briefing on Parents’ State and Trait Anxiety in Newborns with Pes Equinovarus (PEV) Treated by Ponseti Method: A Randomized Trial [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(2): 147-149 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.79663

Effects of Written and Visual Briefing on Parents’ State and Trait Anxiety in Newborns with Pes Equinovarus (PEV) Treated by Ponseti Method: A Randomized Trial

Ibrahim Karaman1, Mithat Öner2, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar1, Ali Eray Günay3
1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Memorial Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Objective: To assess the effects of written and visual briefing on parents’ state and trait anxiety in newborns with newly diagnosed pes equinovarus (PEV) who were treated using the Ponseti method during the neonatal period.
Materials and Methods: Eighty parents (mother and/or father) of neonatal PEV patients who were treated using Ponseti Method between September 2014 and July 2017were included in this study. Participants were assigned into two groups according to the written and visual briefing. Participants in both groups were asked to complete the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) before the procedure. Then, written and visual briefing was given to the participants. All participants repeated the inventory after briefing to assess changes in state and trait anxiety.
Results: After visual and written briefing, parents’ response was evaluated. In both groups, a significant decline was observed in trait and state anxiety after both written and visual briefing (p<0.05). However, no significant difference was detected between groups regarding the effects of written and visual briefing on state anxiety.
Conclusion: The provision of detailed written and visual information about the risk of complications of the illness and treatment method increased the parents’ knowledge but did not increase their levels of anxiety.

Keywords: Pes Equinovarus, trait anxiety, state anxiety.

Ibrahim Karaman, Mithat Öner, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar, Ali Eray Günay. Effects of Written and Visual Briefing on Parents’ State and Trait Anxiety in Newborns with Pes Equinovarus (PEV) Treated by Ponseti Method: A Randomized Trial. Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(2): 147-149

Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Karaman, Türkiye
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