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Correlates of Anxiety Levels among Patients Undergoing Hysterosalpingography Assessment for Tubal Factor Infertility in Makurdi, Nigeria

Author(s): Muhammad Hameed*, Labe Ransome Msughve, Utoo Bernard Terkimbi and Jogo Andrea Avershima

Background: Hysterosalpingography is a specialized radiological procedure that is used to assess tubal patency for female factor infertility evaluation. Patients who come for this procedure are understood to have anxiety. Aim: To determine the levels of patient anxiety that will be necessary for pre-counselling before exposure to hysterosalpingography. To examine the significant difference between the patients’ social demographic variables and levels of anxiety experienced. Patients/Methods: The study adopted a pre-test descriptive design to evaluate patient’s levels of anxiety with the state-trait anxiety scale. A total of 109 women undergoing hysterosalpingography were drawn through a convenience sampling technique. Results: The results shows that women waiting for exposure to HSG experienced high levels of anxiety with the (X=43.09 and SD=8.74). However, there was no significant difference between the patients’ social demographic variables measured and anxiety levels. Conclusion: extrapolating from these findings, there is the need for pre-counselling to relieve patient’s anxiety before hysterosalpingography.


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