Mental Health Trajectories and Related Factors Among Perinatal Taiwanese Women

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335350
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Trajectories and Related Factors Among Perinatal Taiwanese Women
Author(s):
Lin, Pei-Chao; Hung, Chich-Hsiu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Pei-Chao Lin, RN, payjau@gmail.com; Chich-Hsiu Hung, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To investigate mental health trajectories from the third trimester of pregnancy through four weeks postpartum in Taiwanese women and the correlations of these trajectories with perceived social support and demographic characteristics. Methods: This study is a repeated measures design. 194 Taiwanese women completed the Chinese Health Questionnaire and Social Support Scale at the 36th gestational week and 1st and 4th weeks postpartum. Latent class growth analysis was used to identify the change tendency and major classes of mental health status among perinatal women. Multinomial logistic regression was then used to determine if demographic characteristics and social support were associated with the classes of mental health trajectories among perinatal women. Results: Three linear mental health trajectories for perinatal women were identified. The three classes of mental health trajectories among perinatal women were identified as Class 1 ('consistently good perinatal mental health,' 12.4%); Class 2 ('improved perinatal mental health after childbirth,' 71.6%); and Class 3 ('consistently poor perinatal mental health,' 16.0%). Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine correlations of the three classes of mental health trajectories with demographic characteristics and social support. Class 1 served as the control group. Social support was significantly related to the three classes of perinatal mental health trajectories. Less social support was associated with lower prenatal mental health scores. Younger age was a risk factor for consistently poor perinatal health. Vaginal delivery was associated with improved mental health after childbirth. Conclusion: Mental health was worse in the third trimester of pregnancy than postpartum. Less social support was associated with lower prenatal mental health scores, and similarly distributed between women with consistently poor and improved mental health after birth. Health care providers should assess women's mental health status and provide timely interventions during the perinatal period. Social support intervention should be carried out for pregnant women, especially for those with younger age or lower perceived social support.
Keywords:
perinatal mental health; women; trajectory
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST175
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMental Health Trajectories and Related Factors Among Perinatal Taiwanese Womenen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Pei-Chaoen
dc.contributor.authorHung, Chich-Hsiuen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPei-Chao Lin, RN, payjau@gmail.com; Chich-Hsiu Hung, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335350-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To investigate mental health trajectories from the third trimester of pregnancy through four weeks postpartum in Taiwanese women and the correlations of these trajectories with perceived social support and demographic characteristics. Methods: This study is a repeated measures design. 194 Taiwanese women completed the Chinese Health Questionnaire and Social Support Scale at the 36th gestational week and 1st and 4th weeks postpartum. Latent class growth analysis was used to identify the change tendency and major classes of mental health status among perinatal women. Multinomial logistic regression was then used to determine if demographic characteristics and social support were associated with the classes of mental health trajectories among perinatal women. Results: Three linear mental health trajectories for perinatal women were identified. The three classes of mental health trajectories among perinatal women were identified as Class 1 ('consistently good perinatal mental health,' 12.4%); Class 2 ('improved perinatal mental health after childbirth,' 71.6%); and Class 3 ('consistently poor perinatal mental health,' 16.0%). Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine correlations of the three classes of mental health trajectories with demographic characteristics and social support. Class 1 served as the control group. Social support was significantly related to the three classes of perinatal mental health trajectories. Less social support was associated with lower prenatal mental health scores. Younger age was a risk factor for consistently poor perinatal health. Vaginal delivery was associated with improved mental health after childbirth. Conclusion: Mental health was worse in the third trimester of pregnancy than postpartum. Less social support was associated with lower prenatal mental health scores, and similarly distributed between women with consistently poor and improved mental health after birth. Health care providers should assess women's mental health status and provide timely interventions during the perinatal period. Social support intervention should be carried out for pregnant women, especially for those with younger age or lower perceived social support.en
dc.subjectperinatal mental healthen
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.subjecttrajectoryen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:21Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:21Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.