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Analysis of Influencing Factors of Anxiety and Depression for Women in Pregnancy

CHENG Qiurong,  HUANG Chunyan,  LUO Xuemei   

  1. (1. Department of Obstetrics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Jishou University Hospital, Jishou 416000, Hunan China;  2. Jishou University Medical College, Jishou 416000, Hunan China)
  • Online:2020-03-25 Published:2020-09-08


Questionnaire and SAS/SDS self-rating scale were applied to investigate 250 pregnant women in Xiangxi. It was found that the incidence of anxiety and depression in pregnancy was high, and the incidence rate was 35.6% and 56.0% respectively. Logistic regression analysis shows that the occurrence of anxiety and depression during pregnancy is influenced by many factors. According to the criticality degree, the influencing factors that cause anxiety during pregnancy include history of abnormal gestation and birth, imbalanced diet, rural residence, past disease history, poor sleep, early gestational age, lack of exercise before pregnancy. Factors that cause depression during pregnancy include past disease history, rural residence, lack of exercise before pregnancy,low family income. The obstetrics out-patient clinic should provide mental health service and carry out pertinent mental health propaganda and psychological intervention.

Key words: pregnancy, anxiety, depression

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