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Antenatal depressive symptoms and perinatal complications: a prospective study in rural Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, August 2017
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Title
Antenatal depressive symptoms and perinatal complications: a prospective study in rural Ethiopia
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BMC Psychiatry, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1462-4
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Tesera Bitew, Charlotte Hanlon, Eskinder Kebede, Simone Honikman, Abebaw Fekadu

Abstract

Antenatal depressive symptoms affect around 12.3% of women in in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and data are accumulating about associations with adverse outcomes for mother and child. Studies from rural, low-income country community samples are limited. This paper aims to investigate whether antenatal depressive symptoms predict perinatal complications in a rural Ethiopia setting. A population-based prospective study was conducted in Sodo district, southern Ethiopia. A total of 1240 women recruited in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were followed up until 4 to 12 weeks postpartum. Antenatal depressive symptoms were assessed using a locally validated version of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) that at a cut-off score of five or more indicates probable depression. Self-report of perinatal complications, categorised as maternal and neonatal were collected by using structured interviewer administered questionnaires at a median of eight weeks post-partum. Multivariate analysis was conducted to examine the association between antenatal depressive symptoms and self-reported perinatal complications. A total of 28.7% of women had antenatal depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 score ≥ 5). Women with antenatal depressive symptoms had more than twice the odds of self-reported complications in pregnancy (OR=2.44, 95% CI: 1.84, 3.23), labour (OR= 1.84 95% CI: 1.34, 2.53) and the postpartum period (OR=1.70, 95% CI: 1.23, 2.35) compared to women without these symptoms. There was no association between antenatal depressive symptoms and pregnancy loss or neonatal death. Antenatal depressive symptoms are associated prospectively with self-reports of perinatal complications. Further research is necessary to further confirm these findings in a rural and poor context using objective measures of complications and investigating whether early detection and treatment of depressive symptoms reduces these complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 156 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 18%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Researcher 11 7%
Other 30 19%
Unknown 44 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 22%
Psychology 14 9%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 49 31%

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