Journal article

Acceptability of a role for community health workers in integrated mental health care for perinatal depression: a qualitative study from Surabaya, Indonesia

Endang Retno Surjaningrum, Harry Minas, Anthony Francis Jorm, Ritsuko Kakuma

Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background: Integrated antenatal care in Indonesia has the potential to extend the role of community health workers (CHWs) to include the identification of perinatal depression in the community and referral to primary health care (PHC) centres, which is an example of task-sharing. This study aimed to examine the acceptability of this type of task-sharing in perinatal depression in Surabaya.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants from four PHC stakeholder groups. 62 participants were recruited from PHC centres, villages and integrated health service posts, the district health office, and one hospital. Data were analysed using framework analysis.Results: M..

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