Original Investigation

The effect of preprocedure ınformative video on anxiety levels ın patients undergoing hysterosalpingography: A prospective case-control study


  • Selçuk Erkılınç
  • Nazlı Aksoy Kala
  • Meryem Kuru Pekcan
  • Ali İrfan Güzel
  • Mehmet Çınar
  • Nafiye Yılmaz

Received Date: 30.11.2017 Accepted Date: 23.01.2018 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub] PMID: 29588258


To evaluate the effect of preprocedural informative video on anxiety levels patients undergoing hysterosalpingography.

Material and Methods

A total of 131 primary or secondary infertile patients that 66 was shown an informative video and 67 standard care control patients between 2014 August to 2016 January were included to the study. The video included information on procedure, personnel, the room for procedure and the video was shown on the morning of the procedure. Patients were randomized by a complete randomization technique that patients were included to study and control groups week by week randomly. A Beck Anxiety Inventory scale was conducted to the patients one hour before the procedure.


There were no difference in demographic data. The history of previous gynecologic operations was higher in control group. Beck Anxiety score was significantly lower in study group compared to control group (6 vs. 10).


Our findings suggested that as an easy intervention to implement a preprocedural video education may be a beneficial tool for the management of HSG related anxiety.

Keywords: Hysterosalpingography,anxiety,Beck anxiety ınventory