Psychosocial disadvantage and residential remoteness is associated with Aboriginal women's mental health prior to childbirth
SK Bhat, R Marriott, M Galbally, CCJ Shepherd
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POPULATION DATA SCIENCE (IJPDS) | SWANSEA UNIV | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: Optimal mental health in the pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum periods is important for both maternal and infant wellbeing. Few studies, however, have focused on Indigenous women and the specific risk and protective factors that may prompt vulnerability to perinatal mental disorders in this culturally diverse population. OBJECTIVES: To assess mental health contacts in the period before childbirth among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, the association with socioeconomic factors and whether it differs by geographic remoteness. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 19,165 Aboriginal mothers and includes all Aboriginal mothers and their chil..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
RM is supported by an Australian Research Council (Discovery Indigenous Grant IN120100026). CCJS is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Project Grant 1127265).