Mental Health Status among Married Working Women Residing in Bhubaneswar City, India: A Psychosocial Survey

Abstract

Mental health is a major public health concern worldwide. This study aimed to assess the mental health status and its correlates among married working women residing in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha, India. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in 240 households involving 240 married working women following a multistage cluster random sampling design. Using the predesigned, pretested interview schedule and self-reporting questionnaire, all relevant information was collected. Our study revealed that 32.9% of study respondents had poor mental health and only about 10% of these women had sought any kind of mental health services. Logistic regression analysis showed that 3 predictors such as favourable attitude of colleagues, sharing their own problems with husband, and spending time for yoga/meditation/exercise had significant positive impact on the mental health status of married working women. A preventive program regarding various aspects of mental health for married working women at workplace as well as community level could be a useful strategy in reducing this public health problem.

DOI: 10.1155/2014/979827

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@inproceedings{Panigrahi2014MentalHS, title={Mental Health Status among Married Working Women Residing in Bhubaneswar City, India: A Psychosocial Survey}, author={Ansuman Panigrahi and Aditya Prasad Padhy and Madhulita Panigrahi}, booktitle={BioMed research international}, year={2014} }