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22 / 12 / 2023

 


The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city

Nuha N. Filfilan, Fai N. Alsukhayri, Wejdan D. Alamri, Rawabi A. Althubait, Ghaida A. Althobaiti.


Abstract
Objective:
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) among a sample of Saudi women in Taif city, Saudi Arabia.
Methods:
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 92 women. A questionnaire was used to collect data about participants' demographics, medical and obstetric history, feeling about pregnancy and difficult times faced throughout life, perceived bouts of PPD during the COVID-19 pandemic and its causes, family history of depression, social support and PPD awareness. The Arabic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale (EPD) was used to assess PPD prevalence.
Results:
Total 54% of studied women had bouts of PPD during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most common causes were feeling of danger to oneself and the newborn (37%). Of them, 34.8% and 39.1% had unsupportive husbands and families, respectively. While 87% had PPD based on the EPD scores, only about 48.9% reported being aware of PPD. Married women, who had health problems during pregnancy, who had bouts of PPD during the Corona pandemic 6-12 months prior to taking the questionnaire and who had these bouts because of the feeling of danger to oneself and the newborn had a significantly higher percentage of having PPD.
Conclusion:
The study revealed a high prevalence of PPD among studied women. Social support and screening of mothers after delivery for PPD is needed for early management and intervention.

Key words: Prevalence, PPD, COVID-19, pandemic, women, Taif


 
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Filfilan NN, Alsukhayri FN, Alamri WD, Althubait RA, Althobaiti GA. The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530


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Filfilan NN, Alsukhayri FN, Alamri WD, Althubait RA, Althobaiti GA. The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=174941 [Access: March 26, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530


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Filfilan NN, Alsukhayri FN, Alamri WD, Althubait RA, Althobaiti GA. The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



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Filfilan NN, Alsukhayri FN, Alamri WD, Althubait RA, Althobaiti GA. The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. IJMDC. (2024), [cited March 26, 2024]; 8(1): 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



Harvard Style

Filfilan, N. N., Alsukhayri, . F. N., Alamri, . W. D., Althubait, . R. A. & Althobaiti, . G. A. (2024) The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. IJMDC, 8 (1), 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



Turabian Style

Filfilan, Nuha N., Fai N. Alsukhayri, Wejdan D. Alamri, Rawabi A. Althubait, and Ghaida A. Althobaiti. 2024. The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



Chicago Style

Filfilan, Nuha N., Fai N. Alsukhayri, Wejdan D. Alamri, Rawabi A. Althubait, and Ghaida A. Althobaiti. "The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Filfilan, Nuha N., Fai N. Alsukhayri, Wejdan D. Alamri, Rawabi A. Althubait, and Ghaida A. Althobaiti. "The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.1 (2024), 096-103. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530



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Filfilan, N. N., Alsukhayri, . F. N., Alamri, . W. D., Althubait, . R. A. & Althobaiti, . G. A. (2024) The prevalence of postpartum depression during the COVID-19 pandemic among women in Taif city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 096-103. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1698663530





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