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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Post-Partum Depression among Women in Khartoum Maternity Hospital
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 158-162   |   Vol. 2, No. 5, October 2015   |   Follow on         
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Siddig Omer Handady, Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, Imperial Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
Salah Balloul, Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, Elmoassa Hospital, Eldammam, Saudi Arabia.
Nessreen Osman Abudris, Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, Omdurman Maternity Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
Hajar Hassan Sakin, Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, Royal Hayat Hospital, Kuwait, Elkwait.
Awad Ali M. Alawad, Department of Surgery, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
Background: Unfortunately, many women will experience short- or long-term mood disturbances postpartum. Post-partum depression can transform this period into a nightmare. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of post-partum depression among women during post-partum follow up and to determined risk factorsof post partum depression. Patients and Methods: It was cross-sectional and hospital based studyconducted in Khartoum Maternity hospital, during one year (March 2012 – March 2013). A total of 500women were chosen as proportion of total number of women attending the refer clinic for postpartum follow up. A systemic random sampling technique was used to select the study sample. A detailed and structured questionnaire was filled directly by women. Results: The mean ±SD of age was 31.5 + 3.1 years. Fifty five (11.0%) were had depression, while 445 (89.0%) were not. Sixteen (3.2%) had mild form, 30 (6.0%) had moderate and 9 (1.8%) had severe depression.The study find significant statistical association between depression and the following variables: p value < 0.05, age, parity, unwanted pregnancy, number of miscarriages, loss of husband support and personal or family history of psychiatric illness.Conclusion: The present study concluded that almost 11.0% of these women are experiencing moderate levels of depressive symptoms. As well, there are implications for practice, theory, policy, and knowledge translation.
Depression, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Post-Partum
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