Depression, anxiety and influencing factors in pregnancy: a study in a Turkish population.

@article{Karaam2009DepressionAA,
  title={Depression, anxiety and influencing factors in pregnancy: a study in a Turkish population.},
  author={Zekiye Karaçam and G{\"u}ls{\"u}m Ançel},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={344-56}
}
OBJECTIVES to determine the prevalence of depression in pregnancy and the factors that influence the development of depression and anxiety in pregnancy in a Turkish population. DESIGN a descriptive, correlational study. SETTING a public hospital in Ankara Province Centre, Ankara, Turkey. PARTICIPANTS 1,039 pregnant women selected using a convenience sampling method. FINDINGS 27.9% (n=290) of the 1,039 women were found to be experiencing depression at a level requiring treatment. In a… CONTINUE READING

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