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Prevalence of positive depression screen among post miscarriage women- A cross sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, February 2018
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Title
Prevalence of positive depression screen among post miscarriage women- A cross sectional study
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BMC Psychiatry, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1619-9
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Steve Kyende Mutiso, Alfred Murage, Abraham Mwaniki Mukaindo

Abstract

Miscarriages are a common pregnancy complication affecting about 10-15% of pregnancies. Miscarriages may be associated with a myriad of psychiatric morbidity at various timelines after the event. Depression has been shown to affect about 10-20% of all women following a miscarriage. However, no data exists in the local setting informing on the prevalence of post-miscarriage depression. We set out to determine the prevalence of positive depression screen among women who have experienced a miscarriage at the Aga Khan University hospital, Nairobi. The study was cross-sectional in design. Patients who had a miscarriage were recruited at the post-miscarriage clinic review at the gynecology clinics at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. The Edinburgh postpartum depression scale was used to screen for depression in the patients. Prevalence was calculated from the percentage of patients achieving the cut -off score of 13 over the total number of patients. A total of 182 patients were recruited for the study. The prevalence of positive depression screen was 34.1% since 62 of the 182 patients had a positive depression screen. Moreover, of the patients who had a positive depression screen, 21(33.1%) had thoughts of self-harm. A positive depression screen is present in 34.1% of women in our population two weeks after a miscarriage. Thoughts of self-harm are present in about a third of these women (33.1%) hence pointing out the importance of screening these women using the EPDS after a miscarriage.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 70 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 23 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Psychology 6 9%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 23 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2018.
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#1,907,902
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