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Healthcare practitioners’ knowledge and awareness on perinatal depression in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Hassan, Noor Artika and Razali, Nur' Izzati and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Samsudin, Suhaiza (2020) Healthcare practitioners’ knowledge and awareness on perinatal depression in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (4). pp. 2530-2537. ISSN 1475-7192

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Abstract

This research aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of healthcare providers about perinatal depression and the factors associated with it. Methodology: A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted on Maternal and Child Health (MCH) clinics in Kuantan, Pahang. 220 healthcare practitioners (HCPs) completed the survey, which consisted of 20 items and 13 items for knowledge and awareness, respectively. Results: The participants' mean knowledge and awareness scores were 9.47 and 44.78, respectively. The results showed low level of knowledge and moderate awareness on perinatal depression (PND) among the HCPs. Medical doctors and single-respondents had a higher mean knowledge score on PND (P<0.05). Most HCPs scored above 60% on symptom-related questions and postpartum depression management. Only 32.7% and 16.4% of them scored the questions related to risk factors and treatment for antenatal depression. Recommendation: Continuing professional education is necessary in order to improve the levels of comprehension of PND among HCPs in the Kuantan.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5378/79725
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge; awareness; healthcare practitioners; perinatal depression; sociodemographic characteristics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2020 16:52
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79725

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