Depression and its associated factors among pregnant women in central Vietnam.


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Article
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Authors
Luong-Thanh, Bao-Yen  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-6698
Murray, Linda 
Eisner, Manuel 
Valdebenito, Sara 
Abstract

To date, little attention has been given to prenatal depression, especially in low and middle-income countries. The aim of this research was to assess the prevalence of depression and its associated factors amongst pregnant women in a central Vietnamese city. This cross-sectional study included 150 pregnant women from 29 to 40 weeks of gestation, from eight wards of Hue city, via quota sampling from February to May 2019. We employed the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to assess depression. Findings suggest the need to provide routine screening of pregnant women in primary care for depressive symptoms and other mental health problems.

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Keywords
depression, mental Illness, pregnancy, wellbeing, women’s health
Journal Title
Health Psychol Open
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Journal ISSN
2055-1029
2055-1029
Volume Title
8
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Sponsorship
Fondation Botnar (Project 6132)
ESRC (ES/M500409/1)
This is part of the EBLS proejct of which Prof Eisner is PI. Botnar Fondation is the sponsor