Epidemiology of postnatal depression in rural Bangladesh
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Psychology and Social Science
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
Postnatal depression (PND) is a major public health problem worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that PND affects a high proportion of women in developing countries. The present study was carried out in Bangladesh where there are no reliable data on the magnitude and determinants of PND. The study comprised two phases. In Phase 1, a BangIa version of the internationally accepted screening tool, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), was developed and validated. Phase 11 was an epidemiological investigation to measure the magnitude of PND and its potential contributing risk factors in Bangladeshi women.
Gausia, Kaniz, "Epidemiology of postnatal depression in rural Bangladesh" (2008). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 194.