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Research Article

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

Table 3

Knowledge regarding symptoms and consequences of mental health problems during pregnancy and postpartum among healthcare providers.

SymptomsStaff category with satisfactory knowledge on symptoms
Medical officer, (%)Nurse, (%)Midwife, (%)Overall, (%)

(1) Sleep disturbances28 (90.3)82 (94.3)31 (91.2)141 (92.8)
(2) Tearful and depressed mood17 (54.8)74 (85.1)28 (82.4)119 (78.3)
(3) Thoughts of self-harm/suicidal ideas30 (96.8)84 (96.6)29 (85.3)143 (94.1)
(4) Inability to cope with her newborn28 (90.3)79 (90.8)30 (88.2)137 (90.1)
(5) Excessively worrying about baby’s health17 (54.8)28 (32.1)13 (38.2)52 (34.2)
Average score (%)24.0 (77.4)69.4 (79.8)26.2 (77.1)118.4 (77.9)
Consequences
(1) Maternal suicides30 (96.8)81 (93.1)32 (94.1)143 (94.1)
(2) Adverse effects on growth of the fetus23 (74.2)68 (78.2)19 (55.9)110 (72.4)
(3) Affects badly on marital life28 (90.3)80 (92.0)32 (94.1)140 (92.1)
(4) Risk of getting mentally ill in future pregnancies29 (93.6)76 (87.4)27 (79.4)132 (86.8)
(5) Adverse effects on growth of the newborn28 (90.3)73 (83.9)27 (79.4)128 (84.1)
Average score (%)27.6 (89.0)75.6 (86.9)27.4 (80.6)130.6 (85.9)

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