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Research Article

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

Table 2

General awareness and knowledge about risk factors for mental health problems during pregnancy and postpartum among healthcare providers.

General awarenessStaff category with satisfactory awareness
Medical officer, (%)Nurse, (%)Midwife, (%)Overall, (%)

(1) The way women are getting treated by healthcare providers affects the mother’s mental well-being21 (67.7)76 (83.4)29 (85.3)127 (83.6)
(2) Need of specific medical attention12 (38.7)60 (69.0)16 (47.1)88 (57.9)
(3) Occurrence of mental illnesses during antenatal period29 (93.5)72 (82.8)30 (88.2)131 (86.2)
(4) Existence of proper medical treatments16 (51.6)56 (64.4)21 (61.8)93 (61.2)
(5) Early medical attention is essential30 (96.8)85 (97.7)32 (94.1)147 (96.7)
Average score (%)21.6 (69.7)69.8 (80.2)25.6 (75.3)117.2 (77.1)
Risk factor
(1) High-risk pregnancies17 (54.8)60 (69.0)22 (64.7)98 (64.5)
(2) History of mental illness in a previous pregnancy28 (90.3)81 (93.1)29 (85.2)138 (90.8)
(3) Low socioeconomic background28 (90.3)76 (83.4)19 (55.9)113 (74.3)
(4) Difficult/prolonged labour19 (61.3)58 (66.7)24 (70.6)101 (66.5)
(5). Bad obstetric history/having a stillbirth/neonatal death in this pregnancy25 (80.6)83 (95.4)30 (88.2)138 (90.8)
(6) Domestic violence27 (87.1)82 (94.3)33 (97.1)142 (93.4)
(7) Low self-esteem27 (87.1)62 (71.3)23 (67.6)112 (73.7)
(8) Unplanned/unnecessary pregnancy25 (80.6)76 (83.4)25 (73.5)126 (82.9)
Average score (%)24.5 (79.0)72.3 (83.0)25.6 (75.4)121 (79.6)

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