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Article: The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Paternal Depression from the Antenatal to the Postpartum period and the Relationships between Antenatal and Postpartum Depression among Fathers in Hong Kong

TitleThe Prevalence and Risk Factors of Paternal Depression from the Antenatal to the Postpartum period and the Relationships between Antenatal and Postpartum Depression among Fathers in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/
Citation
Depression Research and Treatment, 2014, v. 2014, article no. 127632 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction. Despite the fact that maternal perinatal mental health problems have been extensively studied and addressed to be a significant health problem, the literature on paternal perinatal mental health problems is relatively scarce. The present study aims at determining the prevalence of paternal perinatal depression and identifying the risk factors and the relationship between antenatal and postpartum depression. Methodology. 622 expectant fathers were recruited from regional maternal clinics. The expectant fathers were assessed using standardized and validated psychological instruments on 3 time points including early pregnancy, late pregnancy, and six weeks postpartum. Results. Results showed that a significant proportion of expectant fathers manifested depressive symptoms during the perinatal period. Paternal antenatal depression could significantly predict higher level of paternal postpartum depression. Psychosocial risk factors were consistently associated with paternal depression in different time points. Conclusions. The present study points to the need for greater research and clinical attention to paternal depression given that it is a highly prevalent problem and could be detrimental to their spouse and children development. The present findings contribute to theoretical basis of the prevalence and risk factors of paternal perinatal depression and have implications of the design of effective identification, prevention, and interventions of these clinical problems.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205965
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dc.contributor.authorKoh, YWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChui, CYen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, CSK-
dc.contributor.authorLee, AM-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-20T10:27:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-20T10:27:30Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationDepression Research and Treatment, 2014, v. 2014, article no. 127632en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-1321-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205965-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. Despite the fact that maternal perinatal mental health problems have been extensively studied and addressed to be a significant health problem, the literature on paternal perinatal mental health problems is relatively scarce. The present study aims at determining the prevalence of paternal perinatal depression and identifying the risk factors and the relationship between antenatal and postpartum depression. Methodology. 622 expectant fathers were recruited from regional maternal clinics. The expectant fathers were assessed using standardized and validated psychological instruments on 3 time points including early pregnancy, late pregnancy, and six weeks postpartum. Results. Results showed that a significant proportion of expectant fathers manifested depressive symptoms during the perinatal period. Paternal antenatal depression could significantly predict higher level of paternal postpartum depression. Psychosocial risk factors were consistently associated with paternal depression in different time points. Conclusions. The present study points to the need for greater research and clinical attention to paternal depression given that it is a highly prevalent problem and could be detrimental to their spouse and children development. The present findings contribute to theoretical basis of the prevalence and risk factors of paternal perinatal depression and have implications of the design of effective identification, prevention, and interventions of these clinical problems.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/-
dc.relation.ispartofDepression Research and Treatmenten_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Prevalence and Risk Factors of Paternal Depression from the Antenatal to the Postpartum period and the Relationships between Antenatal and Postpartum Depression among Fathers in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKoh, YW: yvainek@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, AM: amlee@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLee, AM=rp00483en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2014/127632-
dc.identifier.pmid24600517-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3926273-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84894771106-
dc.identifier.hkuros240884en_US
dc.identifier.volume2014-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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