Título The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: A Large Cross-sectional Study in Spain
Autores MOTRICO MARTINEZ, EMMA, DOMÍNGUEZ SALAS, SARA, RODRÍGUEZ DOMÍNGUEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, GÓMEZ GÓMEZ, IRENE, Rodríguez-Muñoz M.F. , GÓMEZ BAYA, DIEGO
Publicación externa No
Medio Psicothema
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 2
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85129780164&doi=10.7334%2fpsicothema2021.380&partnerID=40&md5=7207a22077fe99246ff11c835fea04f5
Fecha de publicacion 01/01/2022
ISI 000791424900004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85129780164
DOI 10.7334/psicothema2021.380
Abstract Background: The current COVID-19 pandemic is a unique stressor with potentially negative consequences for pregnant and postpartum women. We investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perinatal depression and anxiety in Spain. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted from June to December 2020. A total of 3,356 adult pregnant and postpartum women (with infants up to 6 months of age) from all Spanish regions were surveyed. The assessment included measures of Coronavirus Perinatal Experiences (COPE-IS questionnaire) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7=10) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS=10). Results: The prevalence of perinatal anxiety and depression (above established cut-offs) was 33.3% and 47.2%, respectively; 29.2% of women screened positive for both conditions. Higher rates of perinatal depression and anxiety were associated with increased concern about threats of COVID-19, especially employment and the financial impact, along with increased overall levels of distress. Exposure to COVID-19 and its symptoms did not appear to be a relevant risk factor. More COVID-19-related predictors and a higher rate of depression were found in postpartum women. Conclusions: The current study highlights the substantial increase in symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, especially in postpartum women. Interventions for perinatal mental health should be a priority. © 2022 Psicothema www.psicothema.com.
Palabras clave adult; anxiety; anxiety disorder; cross-sectional study; depression; female; human; pandemic; pregnancy; Spain; Adult; Anxiety; Anxiety Disorders; COVID-19; Cross-Sectional Studies; Depression; Female
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