The Effect of Valeric on Anxiety Severity in Women Undergoing Hysterosalpingography

  •  Maryam Gharib    
  •  Leila Neisani Samani    
  •  Zahra Elahi Panah    
  •  Mohsen Naseri    
  •  Naser Bahrani    
  •  Kiandokht Kiani    


Aim and Scope: Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is the radiographic evaluation of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, which is generally assumed as a stressful and painful procedure. This study aims to determine effect of oral Valeric capsules on anxiety severity in women under Hysterosalpingography.

Method and Examination: this study, as a double-blind clinical trial, was conducted on 64 infertile women undergoing hysterosalpingography, who referred to radiology ward at Comprehensive Women's hospital. To measure anxiety, visual analog anxiety scale was used 90 minutes before starting procedure, individuals in intervention group (n=32) received a single dose (1,500 mg) of 3 Valeric capsules, together with routine prophylaxy, where routine prophylaxis contains Mefenamic acid 250mg capsules in 30 minutes before procedure, and the same capsules were prescribed to placebo group (n=32) with the same instruction. Anxiety severity before and once 90 minutes after intervention in both groups were measured and compared.

Results: There was no difference on anxiety severity before intervention in both groups (p=0.26), and the groups were homogeneous; after intervention, a significant difference on anxiety severity was reported in both groups (p<0/0001), and anxiety score in intervention group compared to placebo reduced statistically.

Conclusion: Present study indicated that Valeric was effective on reducing anxiety in women undergoing hysterosalpingography.

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