Depression Symptoms among Diabetic Pregnant Women in Beni-Suef
Authors: Hanan Elzeblawy Hassan, Amel Abd Elazim Mohamed, Mona Mohammed Ibrahim
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Abstract: Background: Hyperglycaemiais associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.The classification of diabetes mellitus has evolved considerably over time, taking into account recent advances in the diabetes field. Antenatal depression, hence may have significant adverse effects that may extend beyond pregnancy and cause more significant long-term effects on psychosocial functioning. Aim: Assess prevalence of diabetes mellitus among pregnant women and the relationship between diabetes mellitus among pregnant women and depressive symptoms level in Beni Suef. Method: In-depth interviews for the convenience of 400 pregnant women associated with medical disorders and undergoing either intervention in the high-risk obstetric departments, and the antenatal outpatient clinics for all governmental hospitals in Beni-Suef City. Results: The findings of this study indicated that, depressive symptom were severe in early gestational age, obese, multigravida, multipara, and history of abortion. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that, different levels of depressive symptoms have been related to be associated with pregnant diabetic women. Statistically significant association between pregnancy associated with and level of depression symptoms.