Contributions of Immigration to Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Women in Canada

Contributions of Immigration to Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Women in Canada

Contributions of Immigration to Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Women in Canada

Contributions of Immigration to Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Women in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [10261]

Miszkurka, Malgorzata, Goulet, Lise et Victoria Zunzunegui, Maria. 2010. «Contributions of Immigration to Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Women in Canada ». Revue canadienne de santé publique / Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 101, no 5, p. 358-364.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Our aims are threefold: to estimate the prevalence of antenatal DS [depressive symptomatology] in Canada’s immigrants with respect to length of stay and region of origin, and to compare this to the prevalence in Canadian-born women; to examine the role of lack of money and social support in depression in this population; and to evaluate the interplay of length of stay and region of origin as determinants of antenatal DS.» (p. 358)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Data were obtained from a prospective cohort study of pregnant women in Montreal conducted in 1999-2004 in four large maternity hospitals.» (p. 358)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[this] study adds to the growing evidence that immigrant status and ethnicity are strong risk factors for DS. These factors interrelate with socio-economic status and social support, revealing a source of social inequalities in maternal and child health. In complement to the traditional way of addressing immigrant health by length of stay in the host country, inclusion of region of origin reveals a new dimension of health disparity and potential needs among pregnant women. Our results provide additional insight into the crucial role of social support in pregnant women, and its lack in immigrant women of Caribbean, Maghrebian and Sub-Saharan origin, thus identifying women who may belong to the most vulnerable groups.» (p. 362)
Note : Dans le cadre de cette recherche, le soutien social réfère essentiellement au soutien familial. De plus, les statistiques sont présentées en fonction du statut marital.