Anxiety determinants in mothers of children with congenital heart diseases undergoing cardiac surgery


1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Faculty Member of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

3 Student of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

4 Department of English Language and School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran


Background: The infants with congenital cardiovascular diseases are faced with too much problems in the case of their ongoing life. Mothers' stress investigation would be important because can receive the stress from his parents. The aim of the following study was determined anxiety in mothers of children undergoing cardiac surgery.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted by an analytical study on 69 infants' mothers who were operated due to their cardiovascular abnormalities in Yazd Afshar Hospital (2012). In this study, some demographic information and influential factors were recorded germane to mothers' stress, including residential location, history of infant hospitalization or congenital disease as well as some questions in the case of stimuli of the hospital environment, family support, economic situation and the mothers' awareness of their stress.
Results: There are statistically significant differences between mothers' stress and their age (P = 0.03) and infants' age (P < 0.0001). There are not statically significant differences between mothers' stress score mean and their educational level (P = 0.75), the infants' hospitalization history (P = 0.57), the history of congenital of disease in family (P = 0.24) and the family support in infant care (P = 0.08).
Conclusion: Those mothers who asserted the stimuli of the hospital environment, infant and its mother support, economic situation and the mothers' awareness lack of disease and infant status as strong stress-making stimuli enjoy a stress high mean.


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