Antenatal depression and its associated factors among pregnant women in Jakarta, Indonesia

Misrawati, Yati Afiyanti

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Abstract

Pregnant women are at high risk for depression. However, research on depression during pregnancy in Indonesia is still lacking. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of antenatal depression on 196 pregnant women. The data was collected when pregnant women came for antenatal care at several health centers in Jakarta. Descriptive statistics were used for statistical analysis. The results of this study found that the prevalence of antenatal depression was 59.7% (Mean = 5.33, SD = 3.19). Pregnant women who had a previous history of depression were found to be at significant risk of developing antenatal depression (95%CI, Pv = 0.001). Education level, employment status, age, parity, planned pregnancy and family type were not significantly correlated to the factors that cause antenatal depression. It can be concluded that almost half of all pregnant women who get antenatal care at several public health centers in Jakarta experienced depression. This study recommends the Indonesian government to integrate mental health and overall physical health services in antenatal care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Antenatal
  • Depression
  • Pregnant women

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