ANALYSIS OF RISK FACTORS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION DURING PREGNANCY

Dr. Mujahid Iqbal, Dr. Ayesha Riaz, Hafiz Mohsin Munawar Gill
2019 Zenodo  
Anxiety is a state of confusion or disturbance, but depression is persistent feeling of sadness & worthlessness which affect the person's behavior, creativity, satisfaction, reduce their physical activity & sense of well-being. Objective of the study: The basic aim of the study is t analyze the risk factors of anxiety and depression in pregnancy among local female population of Pakistan. Methodology of the study: This study was conducted at Mayo hospital, Lahore during 2018. The data were
more » ... The data were collected from 100 pregnant women and non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for sample selection. Women aged >18 to < 40, women their labor had not started, Consent to participate in the research and all type of gravidas & Para were included in this study. Data was collected through A Self Structure Questionnaire composed of socio-demographic & obstetric baseline characteristics. Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS) was used to find out the level of depression & anxiety. Results: Results of the study include physical characteristics, demographics, prevalence of Depression & Anxiety and associated Risk factors. In this study Mean age of participants was 25.93 ±4.06. Mean Height 5.18±0.46 and Mean Weight 65.84±10.25 of the study participants. BMI (body mass index) of patients was also calculated, Mean BMI was 25.99±3.52. Patient's Demographics includes occupation, education & socioeconomic status, which were described and their graphically presentation. Prevalence of anxiety was 33.21% and depression was 30.46%. In this study, Mean Anxiety score was 7.23±3.27 and Mean Depression score was 7.35±2.83. Mean score of anxiety & depression indicate mild to moderate level of antenatal anxiety & depression. Conclusion: Study concluded that one-third of pregnant women were reported with anx [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2576082 fatcat:zfn2epfxlfaftacdw2f4p3bkky