Postnatal depression among Bahraini women: prevalence of symptoms and psychosocial risk factors
AbstractThe prevalence of postnatal depression in Bahrain is unknown and screening for known risk factors does not take place. This study estimated the prevalence of postnatal depressive symptoms and the associated risk factors among a random sample of Bahraini women attending primary health care centres with their babies for the 8-week child check-up. The Arabic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [EPDS] was used with a cut-off score of >/=12 for depression. The prevalence of postnatal depressive symptoms among 237 mothers was 37.1%. No significant relationships were identified between depression symptoms and any of demographic variables or pregnancy/birth characteristics studied. However, several psychosocial risk factors were significantly associated with postnatal depression and, after multiple regression analysis, a history of depressive symptoms and perceived lack of support from the husband remained significant factors. Further studies that include diagnostic assessments are needed to confirm these findings
Al Dallal, F.H. & Grant, I.N. (2012). Postnatal depression among Bahraini women: prevalence of symptoms and psychosocial risk factors. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5), 439-445, 2012 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118258
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5), 439-445, 2012
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