Common perinatal mental disorders in northern Viet Nam: Community prevalence and health care use

Jane Fisher, Thach Tran, Buoi La, Kelsi Kriitmaa, Doreen Rosenthal, Tuan Tran

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OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence of common perinatal mental disorders. their determinants, and their association with preventive health care use among women in one rural and one urban province in northern Viet Nam. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of cohorts of pregnant women and mothers of infants recruited systematically in 10 randomly-selected communes. The women participated in psychiatrist-administered structured clinical interviews and separate structured interviews to assess sociodemographic factors, reproductive health, the intimate partner relationship, family violence and the use of preventive and psychiatric health care. Associations between these variables and perinatal mental disorders were explored through univariate analyses and multivariable logistic regression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737 - 745
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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