Prevalence of mental health problem during first-half pregnancy at Siriraj Hospital

Wingwontham, S.; Thitadilok, W.; Singhakant, S.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 91(4): 452-457

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 18556851
Document Number: 3531
Objective: To study the prevalence of mental health problem during first-half pregnancy.Study design: Cross-sectional descriptive study.Material and Method. The 255 singleton pregnant women <= 20 weeks of gestation were enrolled They were If asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire which included Thai GHQ-30 (mental health problem screening tool) and frequent psychosocial stressor forms. The prevalence and factors associated with mental health problem were evaluated Main outcome measurement. The prevalence of mental health problem.Results: The prevalence of mental health problem was 17.3%. Factors independently associated with mental health problem included worrying about health, stress of taking care of other family members and financial problem with adjusted OR 3.5 (95% CI 1.16, 10.74), 3.8 (95% CI 1.80, 7.89) and 3.2 (95% CI 1.34, 7.53) respectively.Conclusion: The prevalence of mental health problem was 17.3%. Screening of mental health problem should be included in antenatal care service especially in the risk group.

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Prevalence of mental health problem during first-half pregnancy at Siriraj Hospital