Modifiable predictors of paternal perinatal depression and anxiety

Chhabra, Jasleen, McDermott, Brett, and Li, Wendy (2018) Modifiable predictors of paternal perinatal depression and anxiety. In: [Presented at the 18th Annual APS-PORIG Conference]. From: 18th Annual APS-PORIG Conference, 14-15 November 2018, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Depression and anxiety are common but serious mental health concern for individuals all over the world. Major life events such as pregnancy and childbirth have reported to elevate the symptoms of depression and anxiety in mothers. Although maternal perinatal depression have been a priori areas of interest, very little is known about its effects on fathers. The aim of the current study is to systematically review and meta-analyse the modifiable predictors associated with perinatal depression and anxiety in father. Five databases (CINAHL, Medline, PubMed, PsychInfo and Scopus) were used to extract studies reporting paternal perinatal depression and anxiety between January 1950 to December 2017. The selection of articles followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). In total 58 articles were included in the systematic review and 37,479 participants were included in the final meta-analysis. The modifiable predictors included socio-demographic factors (age, education, parity and employment history), maternal depression and marriage related factors (marital conflict, social support and gender roles). This study highlights the importance of identifying associated modifiable predictors in order to develop effective screening and treatment plans that will not only help fathers but their partners and children as well.

Item ID: 58591
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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Funders: College of Healthcare Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 01:32
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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