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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
Published in
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 165 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 18%
Student > Bachelor 18 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Researcher 12 7%
Other 34 21%
Unknown 44 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 22%
Psychology 14 8%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Other 14 8%
Unknown 49 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 01 September 2017.
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#6,340,943
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#2,213
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#100,962
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#50
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