Visit to a gynecologist – psychological diagnostic and therapeutic aspects

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2014, Vol 20, Issue 2

Abstract

A visit to a gynecological surgery is not an easy for a woman. It is associated with concerns which, with time, turn into fear and anxiety. Women expect delicacy, discretion and good communication skills from their gynecologist. Most of them use the opinions of other women who have already had an the experience of such a visit to a gynecologist, when choosing their doctor. The aim of this study was to reveal the reasons why women visit specific gynaecological surgeries, and show them from the psychological, diagnostic and medical aspect. The research was conducted in 2011–2012 in a group of 403 students, aged 17–47, from the Regions of Kielce and Warsaw in order to show women’s reasons to visits to gynecologist and their expectations from those visits. For this purpose, a survey was conducted. The questions were formulated in different ways, requiring a yes or no answer, or selection of multiple answers. The questions corresponded to women of all ages living in rural and urban areas. The condition for being included in the study was that a woman has already made a visit to a gynecologist. The results showed that a visit to the gynecologist is associated with stress, which is caused by fears, shame and fear of pain or detection of a disease. Nowadays, more and more women and more younger women report to a gynecologist for advice. Most of them, despite their concerns before the first appointment, report for subsequent visits with less fear and with positive feelings. The women expect from the gynecologist communication skills and a positive attitude towards the patient. The place of residence has no effect on women›s awareness of the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

Authors and Affiliations

Jakub Gruszka, Marzena Wrześniewska, Olga Adamczyk-Gruszka

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Jakub Gruszka, Marzena Wrześniewska, Olga Adamczyk-Gruszka (2014). Visit to a gynecologist – psychological diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 20(2), 126-130. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-58356