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Anxiety, depression and social support evaluation in low-risk pregnancy women

Grant number: 15/13104-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute
Grantee:Dora Siqueira Batista Leite
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Anxiety, depression and social support are relevant aspects during pregnancy. This study aims to elucidate the relations of psychosocial factors in pregnancy, assessing the presence of anxiety and depression, identifying the presence or absence of satisfactory social support and examining the association between anxiety, depression and social support in low-risk pregnant women. Based on this, the hypothesis that arose was the idea that depression and anxiety are associated with lack of social support. The detection of symptoms that require support and specific psychological treatment involves referring pregnant women for specialized treatment.The research will be conducted with 30 low-risk pregnant women from the University of São Paulo's Obstetrics Clinic at the University Hospital, using the following instruments: social demographic data questionnaire, semi-directed interview, Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders - Prime-MD and social support subscale of the Prenatal Psychosocial Profile. The data will be analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. To analyze the semi-directed interview, the thematic/content analysis technique will be used, the data will be analyzed using the SPSS for Windows version 16.0. The significance level used will be 0.05 (alpha = 5%). Thus, descriptive levels (p) below this value are considered significant (p <0.05).The study may provide important contributions to better interventions during pregnancy, which in turn may reflect in better quality care for pregnant women and greater satisfaction with the service provided. Investigating this theme may also prove to be a tool in aiding the development of more effective public policies of prevention for this population, considering that humanized health care is an essential condition to transform actions in solutions to the identified problems. Finally, expanding on psychosocial aspects related to pregnancy may be important to strengthen, in women, the ability to identify their demands for greater recognition of their rights, and to promote self-care.

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