Depression in Women with Recurrent Miscarriages - an Exploratory Study

Depression in Women with Recurrent Miscarriages - an Exploratory Study

Author Carvalho, Ariel Cesar de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Michele Eugenio da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Matos, Barbara Magueta Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
de Campos Bottino, Cassio Machado Google Scholar
Abrahão, Anelise Riedel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cohrs, Frederico Molina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bottino, Sara Mota Borges Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective To assess depression, domestic violence and the use of substances in women with recurrent miscarriages. Methods The Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) were used to assess violence, depression and the use of substances among women with recurrent miscarriages. The population corresponded to patients receiving prenatal care from June to August 2014. Multiple logistic regression was used to assess the multivariable relationship between depression and sociodemographic, psychosocial and medical characteristics (p < 0,10). Results The prevalence of depression was of 41.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 28.3-55.7%). One third of the pregnant women (32.6%) reported emotional or physical violence, and 13% were classified as abusing or addicted to tobacco according to ASSIST. History of psychiatric diseases was associated with depression (p = 0.005). Violence during life demonstrated a modest association (p = 0.073) with depression, as well as the number of miscarriages (p = 0.071). Conclusion Depression is a frequent disease among pregnant women with recurrent miscarriages. The results of this investigation suggest that a systematic assessment of depression and its associated conditions, such as domestic violence and the use of substances, should be part of the prenatal follow-up visits for women with recurrent miscarriages.
Keywords habitual abortion
post partum depression
violence against women
mental health
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Rio De Janeiro Rj
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Revista Brasileira De Ginecologia E Obstetricia. Rio De Janeiro Rj, v. 38, n. 12, p. 609-614, 2016.
ISSN 0100-7203 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Federacao Brasileira Soc Ginecologia & Obstetricia-Febrasgo
Extent 609-614
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000410251400007

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