Factors Associated with Depression in Pregnant Immigrant Women

Factors Associated with Depression in Pregnant Immigrant Women

Factors Associated with Depression in Pregnant Immigrant Women

Factors Associated with Depression in Pregnant Immigrant Womens

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This study examined psychosocial risk factors for depressive symptomatology in a community sample of pregnant immigrant women in Montreal, Canada. » (p. 445)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« [D]epressed women would experience more strain associated with changes in social relationships (including social networks and the marital relationship) and in socio-economic status (reflected in stress associated with work and financial concerns). » (p. 447)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
119 participants

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« [P]articipants were recruited through hospitals and responded to questionnaires assessing depression, somatic symptoms, functional status, social support, stressful life events and marital adjustment. Forty-two percent of participants scored above the cut-off for depression. Depressive symptoms were associated with poorer functional status and more somatic symptoms. Depressed women reported a lack of social support, more stressful life events and poorer marital adjustment. Transitions associated with migration may place pregnant immigrant women at high risk for depression. » (p. 445)