Background There have been numerous studies ofthe prevalence of postpartum depression and its putative risk factors in Western Europe and North America, but very few studies in developing countries including the Arab world.
Method Ninety-five women admitted to the New Dubai Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for childbirth were studied.
All subjects were assessed in the postpartum period using clinical and sociocultural instruments : the Self Report Questionnaire (SRQ) at day 2, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at day 7, and the Present State Examination (PSE) at week 8 ± 2 and week 30 ± 2 after delivery.
Results The prevalence rate of psychiatric morbidity was 24.5% by the SRQ, 17.8% by the EPDS, and 15.8% by the PSE.
A number of psychosocial factors emerged as putative risk factors for postpartum depression.
Conclusions The prevalence rates of postpartum psychiatric morbidity and its risk factors in this Arab culture are similar to the results obtained in numerous previous studies in industrialised countries.
These findings have implications for the early detection and care of women at risk for postpartum depression.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Postnatal, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Dubai, Emirats Arabes Unis, Asie, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Postnatal, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Dubai, United Emirates, Asia, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0402254
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 19/12/1997.