International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C (2020)

Proportion of depression and its risk factors among antenatal women attending maternal and child health clinic in teaching hospital, GIMS, Gadag

Author(s): Dr. Rudramma J and Dr. Jannatbi Iti
Abstract:
Introduction: Depression is a mood disorder that affects 1 in 4 women at some point during their lifetime. Depressive symptoms during pregnancy often go unexpressed and this may negatively affect women’s and child’s health.
Aims and Objectives
1.To estimate the proportion of depression among antenatal women attending Maternal and Child Health clinic in Teaching Hospital, GIMS, Gadag.
2.To determine the risk factors associated with depression among antenatal women attending Maternal and Child Health clinic in Teaching Hospital, GIMS, Gadag.
Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted among 185 antenatal women attending Maternal and Child Health clinic in Teaching hospital, GIMS, Gadag for a period of 3 months.
Results: Out of 185 antenatal women 31.9% had completed PUC/Diploma and 10.3% antenatal women were screened positive for depression.
Conclusion: The important predictors of antenatal depression were 25-39 weeks of gestational age, women with one living child and female child in previous pregnancy.
Pages: 154-160  |  581 Views  48 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rudramma J and Dr. Jannatbi Iti. Proportion of depression and its risk factors among antenatal women attending maternal and child health clinic in teaching hospital, GIMS, Gadag. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2020; 3(1): 154-160. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1c.129
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine