Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Relationship Between COVID-19 Fear and Prenatal Attachment of Pregnant Women in the Pandemic


Department of Gynecology, Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Van, Turkey


Department of Psychiatry, Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ağrı, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 232-237
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2022.22078
Read: 1092 Downloads: 549 Published: 25 August 2022

AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between COVID-19 fear and the prenatal attachment of pregnant women in the pandemic.

METHOD: The sample of this cross-sectional and descriptive study consisted of 377 participants aged 18–45. The study was conducted from August to December 2021 in the east of Turkey. The data were collected using the SocioDemographic Questionnaire, Fear of COVID-19 Scale, and Prenatal Attachment İnventory.

RESULTS: The mean Prenatal Attachment İnventory total score was 58.20 ± 10.61. The mean Fear of COVID-19 Scale total score of the women in the study was 24.43 ± 6.61. In this study, significant differences in prenatal attachment were observed for age, education, number of pregnancies, pregnancy week, and number of children. Moreover, the fear of COVİD-19 was detected as a statistically significant difference between the COVID-19 status and having several children (p < .05).

CONCLUSION: There was a link found between fear of COVID-19 and prenatal attachment in pregnant women. Health centers were recommended to provide training and support programs to solve the fear caused by COVID-19 and improve women’s prenatal attachment.

Cite this article as: Sarıboğa, Y., Sir, Ö., Ataş, S., & Demir Gökmen, B. (2022). The relation between COVID-19 fear and prenatal attachment of pregnant women in the pandemic. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(3), 232-237.

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