Evaluation of Depression and related factors in pregnant women referred to urban and rural health centers of Sarakhs

Jarahi, Lida and Zavar, Abbas and Neamat Shahi, Mahboubeh (2015) Evaluation of Depression and related factors in pregnant women referred to urban and rural health centers of Sarakhs. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 3 (2). pp. 343-348.

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Background & aim: Clinical definition of depression disorder has changed and made precise over the time. Some studies reported depression during pregnancy was more common than postpartum depression. The purpose of this study is to evaluate prevalence and factors that may be contributing to the depression in pregnant women in Sarakhs city. Methods:This cross sectional study was conducted on 300 pregnant women who was referred to the health centers in Sarakhs city, Razavi Khorasan province, Iran, 2011. Beck's Depression inventory questionnaire and demographic questionnaire were completed by trained interviewers. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16 by using T-test, man-Whitney, Chi-square tests. P-value less than 0.05 were considered as statistically significant. Results: Prevalence of depression in pregnant women was 47.5 which the most of them had moderate depression. In this assay, depression significantly was related to mother age (P=0.02), her occupations (P=0.009), family income (P=0.04), ethnicity (P=0.03), place of living (P=0.01), number of children (P=0.001), unwanted pregnancy (P=0.001), and history of parities (P=0.001). Conclusion: : Prevalence of depression during pregnancy makes it more important for providing antenatal care and supporting such women in seeking help. This study indicating the importance of the psychological state of pregnant women, screening depression with accurate assessment of the symptoms and diagnosis it as early as possible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:05
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5328

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