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Prevalence and factors associated with the development of mental health disorders among pregnant mothers

Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Ismail, Anis Sabirah and Samsudin, Suhaiza and Hassan, Noor Artika and Wan Mamat, Wan Hasliza (2019) Prevalence and factors associated with the development of mental health disorders among pregnant mothers. In: International Conference of Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019), 19-20th October 2019, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introduction: About 10% of pregnant women have mental health problems during pregnancy worldwide. Although previous studies had concentrated on the psychological health of postnatal women, prevalence and factors contributing to antenatal mental disorders remain unclear. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and factors associated with antenatal anxiety, worry, and depression among pregnant women. A total of 262 women who attended antenatal visit at four Mother and Child Health clinics in Pahang had participated in this cross-sectional study. The social support, anxiety, worry, and depressive symptoms were measured using the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), State Trait Inventory (STAI), Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS), and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) respectively. Results: Of these women, 22.5% had anxiety, 79% had worry, and 20.2% had depressive symptoms within their pregnancy period. Women with lower education background, primiparous women, and working women are at risk of experiencing worry in pregnancy. This study has proven that social support plays a significant role in alleviating worry during pregnancy. Conclusion: Considering that the high level of worry in pregnancy could result in negative pregnancy outcomes and postnatal depression, there should be a screening tools used to measure psychological wellbeing of the pregnant mother within the clinical practice. The element of social support should be included in the intervention targeting women with lower educational level, primiparous and working mothers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5378/76305
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antenatal, depressive symptoms, anxiety, worry, pregnant
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG525 Pregnancy-Religious Aspects-Islam
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG551 Pregnancy
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2019 23:02
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 23:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76305

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