Volume 7, Issue 1 (8-2010)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2010, 7(1): 27-33 | Back to browse issues page

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Mental Health Status of Pregnant Women Referring to Shahinshahr Health Care Centers. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2010; 7 (1) :27-33
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Background and Objective: The pregnancy period has been conceptualized as a time of vulnerability for the women who should adjust to new difficulties and concerns.The present study aimed at determining the mental health status of pregnant women. Material and Methods: In this descriptive study, 315 pregnant women covered by Shahinshahr health care centers were assessed. We used stratified sampling method for choosing health care centers and allocated the participants by using a sampling fraction in each of the centers. The instrument was standard questionnaire of GHQ.Then the data were analyzed by Chi Square (SPSS soft ware). Results: the findings show that 44.8% of pregnant women are suspected to have mental disorders, including social dysfunction (26%), anxiety disorder (18.26%), somatization disorder (17.5%) and depressive disorder (16%).There is no significant difference between mental health of pregnant women and their demogeraghic findings (P>0.05). Conclusion: Based on the results, the mental health in pregnant women is not satisfactory, therefore it is important for primary care providers to be aware of changes in mental health status of pregnant women to help them promote their mental health.
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