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Relationship between Socioeconomic Status, Prenatal Depression and Birth Outcomes

Title: The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status, Prenatal Depression and Birth Outcomes.
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Name(s): Cely, Aura, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between socioeconomic status, perinatal depression, and birth outcomes. A total of 611 prenatal care-seeking women were recruited from two different university-affiliated obstetric clinic sites in Florida. Data on depression symptoms, educational attainment, income, obstetric outcomes, and neonatal health were examined. The birth outcomes examined included gestational age at delivery, birth weight, the occurrence of any obstetric complications, and APGAR scores. The patient health questionnaire, PHQ-9, a self-administered version of the PRIME-MD diagnostic measurement was used to test depression. The results revealed a significant association between birth outcomes and socioeconomic status but no association between prenatal depression and birth outcomes. Results suggest that further investigation on the association between prenatal depression and birth outcomes must be conducted to produce more conclusive results. Furthermore, women of lower socioeconomic status are at greater risk for adverse birth outcomes and could benefit from greater vigilance and access to educational resources.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0260 (IID)
Keywords: Prenatal depression, socioeconomic status, obstetric outcomes, birth outcomes, depression, education, income, birth weight, gestational age, delivery complications
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: December 6, 2013.
Subject(s): Communities
Research -- Methodology
Health
Medicine
Mental illness
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0260
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Cely, A. (2013). The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status, Prenatal Depression and Birth Outcomes. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0260