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BACKGROUND Perinatal mental health disorders are recognised as an important public health issue in low-income countries as well as in developed countries. This paper reviews evidence on the prevalence and risk factors of maternal mental health disorders in African women living in Africa. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Studies(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing body of research shows that a proportion of women experience significant symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. AIMS AND METHOD An international group of researchers, clinicians, and user-group representatives met in 2006 to discuss the research to date into PTSD following childbirth, issues and(More)
There is evidence that 3.17% of women report post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after childbirth. This meta-analysis synthesizes research on vulnerability and risk factors for birth-related PTSD and refines a diathesis-stress model of its aetiology. Systematic searches were carried out on PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science using PTSD terms(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research suggests that a proportion of women may develop posttraumatic stress disorder after birth. Research has not yet addressed the possibility that postpartum symptoms could be a continuation of the disorder in pregnancy. This study aimed to test the idea that some women develop posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of childbirth,(More)
There is converging evidence that 1%-2% of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of childbirth. The current study aimed to explore the long-term effects of childbirth-related PTSD on women, their relationship with their partner and their relationship with their child. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six women who(More)
  • S Ayers
  • 2001
This paper evaluates questionnaire measures of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder for use with pregnant and postpartum women. For each area of measurement the main issues or problems are delineated, two appropriate measures are described and the validity and reliability of the measures are discussed, as well as the problems and benefits(More)
OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the long-term outcomes in women who underwent total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and subtotal abdominal hysterectomy (sub-TAH). METHODS : Two hundred seventy-nine women between 7 and 11 years (mean 9 years) of follow-up who participated in a previously published randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial comparing TAH and sub-TAH(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous research has established that women can develop childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the effect of this on a couple's relationship has not been examined. This study aimed to look at the experience and impact of childbirth-related PTSD in women and their partners. DESIGN This was a qualitative interview study of(More)