Journal article

A qualitative study of women's views on the acceptability of being asked about mental health problems at antenatal booking appointments

Emma Yapp, Louise M Howard, Meeriam Kadicheeni, Laurence A Telesia, Jeanette Milgrom, Kylee Trevillion

MIDWIFERY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore women's views on the acceptability of being asked about mental health problems at antenatal booking. DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING: Brief semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with women in a private setting at a hospital, or at women's homes. Interview discussions centered around three key questions: "What was it like for you answering the questions about your mood?", "Were there any questions you found upsetting, distressing or confronting?" and "Did the midwife give you some feedback about your answers?" MEASUREMENTS: Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed using thematic and framework approaches. PARTICIPANTS: An ethni..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (ESMI Programme)


Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper summarises independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (ESMI Programme: grant reference number RP-PG-1210-12002) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) / Wellcome Trust Kings Clinical Research Facility and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College London. LMH is also supported by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship (NIHR-RP-R3-12-011). EY received salary support from Tommy's baby charity. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. The study team acknowledges the study delivery support given by the South London Clinical Research Network.