Anxiety levels in women undergoing prenatal maternal serum screening for Down syndrome: The effect of a fast reporting system by mobile phone short-message service

Po Jen Cheng*, Tzong Lin Wu, Sheng Wen Shaw, Ho Yen Chueh, Cheng Tao Lin, Jenn Jeih Hsu, T'sang T.ang Hsieh, Yung-Kuei Soong

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Objective To study the effect of fast reporting by mobile phone short-message service (SMS) on anxiety levels in women undergoing prenatal biochemical screening for Down syndrome. Method From January 2005 to December 2006, 2782 women undergoing prenatal biochemical serum screening were randomized into fast reporting by SMS (group A) or without mobile phone reporting (group B). Anxiety levels were measured with the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) before prenatal screen testing, before the appointed clinic (when the SMS report had already been given to group A), and 3 days after the appointed clinic (when the full screening report had been given to groups A and B). Results For screen-negative women, anxiety scores did not differ between groups before prenatal screen testing and 3 days after the appointed clinic. The state-anxiety scores measured on the second occasion had declined significantly in group A. The state-anxiety scores in both groups increased over the 3-week period after being informed of positive screen results. The trait- and state-anxiety scores at all points did not differ between the two groups of screen-positive women. Conclusions The provision of a routine reporting system plus additional SMS report revealed some overall benefits in reducing anxiety among women with screen-negative result.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)417-421
頁數5
期刊Prenatal Diagnosis
28
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已出版 - 05 2008

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