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Article: Domestic violence and postnatal depression in a Chinese community

TitleDomestic violence and postnatal depression in a Chinese community
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Domestic violence
Postnatal depression
Issue Date2002
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgo
Citation
International Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2002, v. 79 n. 2, p. 159-166 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To study the relationship between domestic violence and postnatal blues/depression in a Chinese community. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study on 838 women after delivery in a local university teaching hospital. Between October, 2000 and February, 2001, all Chinese speaking women after delivery were invited to be interviewed by a designated research nurse using the Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS) to detect the incidence of domestic violence, the nature of violence and the perpetrator of abuse. Demographic data, pregnancy outcome, Stein's Daily Scoring System (SDSS) scores on day 2 or 3 postdelivery, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores on day 2 or 3 postdelivery, 1-2 days after discharge from hospital and at 6 weeks postdelivery were compared between the abused and non-abused groups using Student's t-test, χ2-test and Fisher's exact test as appropriate. Results: A total of 139 women (16.6%) had been abused in the last year (the abused group). Of these, 87 (10.4%) had been abused during the current pregnancy. The nature of abuse was mainly verbal. Fourteen women (1.7%) had been sexually abused in the last year. The husband/boyfriend, mother-in-law and employer/colleague were the most common perpetrators of abuse. Socio-demographic factors did not differ between the two groups except that pregnancy was more likely to be unplanned in the abused group (P=0.002). The pregnancy outcome did not differ. However, the abused group had significantly higher SDSS and EPDS scores at all stages of screening (P=0.003, P=0.000, P=0.010 and P=0.001, respectively). Conclusion: The findings supported our hypothesis that the effect of domestic violence on Chinese pregnant women is mainly on their psychological well-being. © 2002 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87388
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.674
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.544
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKung, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:29:02Z-
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dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2002, v. 79 n. 2, p. 159-166en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7292en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87388-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To study the relationship between domestic violence and postnatal blues/depression in a Chinese community. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study on 838 women after delivery in a local university teaching hospital. Between October, 2000 and February, 2001, all Chinese speaking women after delivery were invited to be interviewed by a designated research nurse using the Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS) to detect the incidence of domestic violence, the nature of violence and the perpetrator of abuse. Demographic data, pregnancy outcome, Stein's Daily Scoring System (SDSS) scores on day 2 or 3 postdelivery, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores on day 2 or 3 postdelivery, 1-2 days after discharge from hospital and at 6 weeks postdelivery were compared between the abused and non-abused groups using Student's t-test, χ2-test and Fisher's exact test as appropriate. Results: A total of 139 women (16.6%) had been abused in the last year (the abused group). Of these, 87 (10.4%) had been abused during the current pregnancy. The nature of abuse was mainly verbal. Fourteen women (1.7%) had been sexually abused in the last year. The husband/boyfriend, mother-in-law and employer/colleague were the most common perpetrators of abuse. Socio-demographic factors did not differ between the two groups except that pregnancy was more likely to be unplanned in the abused group (P=0.002). The pregnancy outcome did not differ. However, the abused group had significantly higher SDSS and EPDS scores at all stages of screening (P=0.003, P=0.000, P=0.010 and P=0.001, respectively). Conclusion: The findings supported our hypothesis that the effect of domestic violence on Chinese pregnant women is mainly on their psychological well-being. © 2002 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgoen_HK
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Copyright © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectDomestic violenceen_HK
dc.subjectPostnatal depressionen_HK
dc.titleDomestic violence and postnatal depression in a Chinese communityen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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