Journal of Pregnancy / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Mental Health Problems during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: A Multicenter Knowledge Assessment Survey among Healthcare Providers

Table 1

Basic demographic and relevant clinical details.

Demographic characteristicsFrequency (%),

 NCTH52 (34.2)
 THMG47 (30.9)
 CSHW53 (34.9)
 Medical officer31 (20.4)
 Nurse87 (57.2)
 Midwife34 (22.4)
Age (years)
 ≤3581 (53.3)
 36-5056 (36.8)
 51≤15 (9.9)
Years of experience (years)
 ≤566 (43.4)
 6-1022 (14.5)
 11≤64 (42.1)
Work setting
 Clinic10 (6.6)
 Antenatal ward49 (32.2)
 Postnatal ward41 (27.0)
 Labour ward39 (25.7)
 Gynaecology ward12 (7.9)
Ever heard of pregnancy-related mental health problems152 (100)
Dealing with a mother having a pregnancy-related mental health problem during the last 12 months137 (90.1)
Situations in which a mother can get mentally ill
 Antenatal period3 (2.0)
 Postnatal period8 (5.3)
 During labour0
 All the above135 (88.8)
Ever heard about EPDS65 (42.8)
EPDS can be used in the antenatal period21 (13.8)
 Yes96 (63.2)
 Do not know
Referring a mother with a pregnancy-related mental health problem for psychiatrist’s opinion during the last 12 months
 Yes84 (55.3)

NCTH: North Colombo Teaching Hospital; THMG: Teaching Hospital, Mahamodara Galle; CSHW: Castle Street Hospital for Women; EPDS: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

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