Journal article

Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in China During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hai-Xin Bo, Yuan Yang, Jie Chen, Meng Zhang, Yilin Li, Dong-Ying Zhang, Ying Li, Rui Li, Teris Cheung, Chee H Ng, Xin-Juan Wu, Yu-Tao Xiang

PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: According to recent studies, the COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with an increased risk of mental health problems across many subpopulations including pregnant and postnatal women. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms (depression hereafter) in Chinese pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: This was a multicenter, cross-sectional study comprising 1309 pregnant and postpartum women across 12 provinces in China during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depression was assessed using the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire. Univariate analyses and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted. RESULTS: The preval..

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