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dc.titleDepression and anxiety in Singaporean high-risk pregnancies - prevalence and screening
dc.contributor.authorThiagayson, P.
dc.contributor.authorKrishnaswamy, G.
dc.contributor.authorLim, M.L.
dc.contributor.authorSung, S.C.
dc.contributor.authorHaley, C.L.
dc.contributor.authorFung, D.S.S.
dc.contributor.authorAllen, J.C.
dc.contributor.authorChen, H.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T10:27:44Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T10:27:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationThiagayson, P., Krishnaswamy, G., Lim, M.L., Sung, S.C., Haley, C.L., Fung, D.S.S., Allen, J.C., Chen, H. (2013-03). Depression and anxiety in Singaporean high-risk pregnancies - prevalence and screening. General Hospital Psychiatry 35 (2) : 112-116. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.11.006
dc.identifier.issn01638343
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124737
dc.description.abstractObjective: Data on psychiatric morbidity in high-risk pregnant Singaporean women are limited. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of antenatal depression and anxiety in high-risk pregnancies, compare the prevalence of antenatal depression in high-risk pregnancies vs. pregnancies of unspecified obstetric risk and examine the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as screening tools for these disorders. Method: Two hundred high-risk pregnant inpatients at a national public maternity hospital were included. Three psychometric assessment tools were used to evaluate all participants: the diagnostic Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and the screening EPDS and STAI. Results: Rates of major depression, minor depression, anxiety disorder (agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder), and comorbid depression and anxiety were 11%, 7%, 12.5% and 5%, respectively. Major depression was more prevalent in high-risk pregnancies than in the historical cohort of unspecified obstetric risk (11% versus 4.3%). EPDS (cutoff 8/9) screens well for depression and anxiety in high-risk pregnancies (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve=0.82-0.87). Conclusion: Antenatal depression and anxiety are highly prevalent in a sample of high-risk pregnant Singaporean women. EPDS performs well in screening for depression and anxiety in high-risk pregnant women, with further psychiatric assessment recommended for women with score ≥ 9. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAnxiety
dc.subjectDepression
dc.subjectHigh-risk pregnancies
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectScreening
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL S'PORE
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.11.006
dc.description.sourcetitleGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
dc.description.volume35
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page112-116
dc.description.codenGHPSD
dc.identifier.isiut000315533300002
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