Journal article

Social and economic development and pregnancy mental health: secondary analyses of data from rural Vietnam

Ruby Stocker, Trang Nguyen, Thach Tran, Ha Tran, Tuan Tran, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Jane Fisher

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: This study aimed to establish whether changes in the socioeconomic context were associated with changes in population-level antenatal mental health indicators in Vietnam. METHODS: Social, economic and public policies introduced in Vietnam (1986-2010) were mapped. Secondary analyses of data from two cross-sectional community-based studies conducted in 2006 (n = 134) and 2010 (n = 419), involving women who were ≥ 28 weeks pregnant were completed. Data for these two studies had been collected in structured individual face-to-face interviews, and included indicators of antenatal mental health (mean Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Vietnam-validation (EPDS-V) score), intimate part..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

No external funding was received for this project. Jane Fisher is supported by the Finkel Professional Fellowship, funded by the Finkel Family Foundation. Trang Nguyen is supported by a Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship, funded by Monash University. Thach Tran and Sarah Hanieh are supported by Early Career Fellowships from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. The 2006 study was funded by the Myer Foundation, under the Beyond Australia scheme. The 2010 study was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (Project number DP0986594).