The Comparison of Depression Anxiety and Quality of Life Levels Among Trimesters of Pregnancy

Authors

  • Savaş Karataylı Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Konya
  • Kazım Gezginç Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konya
  • Faruk Ilgaz Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Konya
  • Rengin Karataylı Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konya
  • Ali Savaş Çilli Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Konya

Keywords:

Pregnancy, Depression, Anxiety, Quality of Life

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of depression, anxiety and quality of life among trimesters of pregnancy.
STUDY DESIGN: A total number of 200 patients;50 pregnant women from each trimester and 50 control group women who are not pregnant but with similar sociodemographic characteristics were included. To determine the levels depressive and anxiety symptoms and quality of life were performed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment Brief (WHOQOL-BREF), respectively.
RESULTS: While BDE and BAE points in pregnant were indifferent between trimesters; these points were found significantly higher compared with control group. There were significant differences for WHOQOL-BREF and the lowest quality of life was present at 3rd trimester.
CONCLUSION: The levels of anxiety and depression were high, and quality of life was low in all trimesters, especially at 3rd trimester. Especially at advanced stages of pregnancy; the health care givers should evaluate pregnant women for depression and anxiety.

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Published

2010-08-10

How to Cite

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Karataylı S, Gezginç K, Ilgaz F, Karataylı R, Çilli AS. The Comparison of Depression Anxiety and Quality of Life Levels Among Trimesters of Pregnancy. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2010Aug.10 [cited 2022Jul.7];16(2):79-83. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/343

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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