To Assess The Anxiety Level And Depression Among Antenatal Women Admitted İn Tertiary Care Hospital, Karad With A View To Develop Educational Booklet
Background: In pregnancy women is prone to get anxiety and depression.1, Antenatal depression is public health problem because it can adversely affects the mother and the child.2
Objective: The objectives of the study were, to assess the anxiety level and depression among antenatal women in tertiary care hospital and to find out the association between the anxiety and depression level with demographic variables.
Methods: Descriptive study done in tertiary care hospital karad. Non-experimental research design was used. Institutional Ethics Committee permission was taken prior. Study was conducted on 60 antenatal mothers. Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) was used to assess the level of anxiety. It contains fourteen questions and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) was used to assess the level of depression. It was A structured interview with 12 questions. All study participant has given informed consent.
Results: Socio demographic variables shows that majority of samples 41(68.33%) were in the age group of 21- 25, 22 (36.66%) has taken primary education, 59(98.33%) were from Hindu religion, 49(81.66%) were housewife, 26(43.33%) women monthly income was Rs. 2000-5000, 44(73.33%) antenatal women were from nuclear family, 27(45%) were primigravida, 57(95%) were not having family history of mental illness, 47(78.33) women has mild anxiety and 52(86.66%) women not having depression they were normal, there was association between number of children and level of anxiety, there was no association between selected demographic variables and level of depression.
Conclusion: The current study explored the anxiety and depression level among antenatal women. 47(78.33) antenatal women has mild anxiety and 52 (86.66%) women were normal, 5(8.33) antenatal women has mild depression.