Description of Back Pain, Stress Urinary Incontinence, and Pregnancy Anxiety in Pregnant Women at Tiron Public Health Care

  • Widya Kusumawati Akbid Dharma Husada Kediri
  • Yunda Dwi Jayanti Akbid Dharma Husada Kediri
Keywords: Back pain, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Pregnancy Anxiety, Pregnant Women


Pregnancy brings so much change to a woman's body that it is not surprising that some discomforts occur during pregnancy. One of the most common discomforts in pregnancy is back pain, stress urinary incontinence and anxiety in pregnancy. The enlargement of the uterus affects the center of gravity of the body shifts forward, changing the posture and putting pressure on the back. This is what causes back pain in pregnant women. The risk of incident urinary incontinence is known to increase during pregnancy and this may persist postpartum. Concerns and anxiety in pregnant women if not handled seriously will bring impact and influence on physical and psychic, both for mother and fetus. The purpose of this study was to determine the description of the incidence of back pain, urinary incontinence stress, and anxiety levels in pregnancy. This research is descriptive research with cross sectional approach. Research location at Tiron public health care in May – June 2018. The sample of research was 34 respondents by using purposive sampling technique. Data on back pain, urinary incontinence stress and anxiety levels in pregnancy were obtained through questionnaire instruments. The results showed that from 34 respondents, 13 respondents (38.25%) had mild back pain, 18 respondents (52.94%) had slight urinary incontinence stress, and there were 1 respondent (2.94%) experiencing severe pregnancy anxiety. The results of this study can be made by health personnel in providing services and counseling pregnancy to help reduce complaints such as back pain, urinary incontinence stress and anxiety in pregnancy.