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Intimate partner violence and perinatal common mental disorders among women in rural Vietnam.
Int Health. 2013 Mar; 5(1):29-37.IH

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) is regarded increasingly as a public health problem worldwide. The overall aim of this study was to examine the associations between different exposures to IPV and women's mental health during pregnancy and after childbirth in rural Vietnam.

METHODS

This was a secondary analysis of data generated in a community-based longitudinal investigation in which a cohort of pregnant women were recruited and followed until 6 months after childbirth. Different forms of IPV were measured by the Intimate Partner Violence section of the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women questionnaire. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-Vietnam Validation was used to assess symptoms of the common perinatal mental disorders of depression and anxiety (CPMD).

RESULTS

Overall, 497 women were recruited and complete data were available from 417 (83.9%). Exposure to either lifetime or perinatal IPV including emotional abuse, physical violence and sexual violence was associated with increased CPMD symptoms (adjusted odds ratio, OR, ranges 1.3-14.3) and suicidal thoughts (OR ranges 4.7-6.1) in women during pregnancy and after childbirth. Experiencing more than one form of IPV increased the magnitude of the association between IPV and CPMD symptoms and thoughts of suicide.

CONCLUSION

It is clearly essential in this and other resource-constrained settings to address emotional, physical and sexual violence perpetrated by an intimate partner in any strategies to reduce the risk of perinatal mental health problems in women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Centre, 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24029843

Citation

Fisher, Jane, et al. "Intimate Partner Violence and Perinatal Common Mental Disorders Among Women in Rural Vietnam." International Health, vol. 5, no. 1, 2013, pp. 29-37.
Fisher J, Tran TD, Biggs B, et al. Intimate partner violence and perinatal common mental disorders among women in rural Vietnam. Int Health. 2013;5(1):29-37.
Fisher, J., Tran, T. D., Biggs, B., Dang, T. H., Nguyen, T. T., & Tran, T. (2013). Intimate partner violence and perinatal common mental disorders among women in rural Vietnam. International Health, 5(1), 29-37. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihs012
Fisher J, et al. Intimate Partner Violence and Perinatal Common Mental Disorders Among Women in Rural Vietnam. Int Health. 2013;5(1):29-37. PubMed PMID: 24029843.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intimate partner violence and perinatal common mental disorders among women in rural Vietnam. AU - Fisher,Jane, AU - Tran,Thach Duc, AU - Biggs,Beverley, AU - Dang,Tho Hai, AU - Nguyen,Trang Thu, AU - Tran,Tuan, PY - 2013/9/14/entrez PY - 2013/9/14/pubmed PY - 2014/8/27/medline KW - Intimate partner violence KW - Perinatal common mental disorders KW - Vietnam KW - Women SP - 29 EP - 37 JF - International health JO - Int Health VL - 5 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) is regarded increasingly as a public health problem worldwide. The overall aim of this study was to examine the associations between different exposures to IPV and women's mental health during pregnancy and after childbirth in rural Vietnam. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of data generated in a community-based longitudinal investigation in which a cohort of pregnant women were recruited and followed until 6 months after childbirth. Different forms of IPV were measured by the Intimate Partner Violence section of the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women questionnaire. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-Vietnam Validation was used to assess symptoms of the common perinatal mental disorders of depression and anxiety (CPMD). RESULTS: Overall, 497 women were recruited and complete data were available from 417 (83.9%). Exposure to either lifetime or perinatal IPV including emotional abuse, physical violence and sexual violence was associated with increased CPMD symptoms (adjusted odds ratio, OR, ranges 1.3-14.3) and suicidal thoughts (OR ranges 4.7-6.1) in women during pregnancy and after childbirth. Experiencing more than one form of IPV increased the magnitude of the association between IPV and CPMD symptoms and thoughts of suicide. CONCLUSION: It is clearly essential in this and other resource-constrained settings to address emotional, physical and sexual violence perpetrated by an intimate partner in any strategies to reduce the risk of perinatal mental health problems in women. SN - 1876-3405 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24029843/Intimate_partner_violence_and_perinatal_common_mental_disorders_among_women_in_rural_Vietnam_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/inthealth/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/inthealth/ihs012 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -