Prevalence and associated risk factors of postnatal depression in South Asian region—A systematic review

Prabhu, Savitha and George, Linu Sara and Shyamala, G and Noronha, Judith A and Hebbar, Saraswathi (2019) Prevalence and associated risk factors of postnatal depression in South Asian region—A systematic review. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (5). pp. 329-333. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Background: Postnatal depression is an important complication of child-bearing and can have long-term adverse consequences for both mother and child. Objective: To estimate the prevalence and identify the associated factors of postnatal depression in South Asian region. Method: Observational cohorts and surveys were searched in Medline, Cinhal, ProQuest, and Scopus databases from 2005 to 2016. Original articles published in English language were included in the study. Results: of 324 articles, 28 studies (15,345 samples) were eligible for analysis. The overall prevalence rate of depression during postnatal period was 26% (0.21, 0.30 CI). Risk factors for postnatal depression were grouped under following categories: demographic, psychological, social, obstetric and infant. Conclusion: Health care professionals should screen the women for possible risk factors and depressive symptoms during perinatal period so that suitable interventions can be initiated if required in a timely fashion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systematic review; prevalence; risk factors; postnatal depression; South Asia.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 11:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154023

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