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Erciyes Medical Journal 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. Ahead of Print: EMJ-79663 | 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 Oner2, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar1, Ali Eray Günay3
1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri; Turkey
2Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Memorial Hospital, Kayseri; Turkey
3Clinic 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 by using the Ponseti method during the neonatal period.
Methods: Eighty parents (mother and/or father) of neonatal PEV patients who were treated Ponseti Method included in the study between September 2014 and July 2017. Participants were assigned into 2 groups according to 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 participants. All participants repeated the inventory after briefing in order 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.
Conclusions: 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.



Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Karaman, Türkiye
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