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dc.contributor.authorMutiso, S.
dc.contributor.authorWeston, K.
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, J. W.
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Z.
dc.contributor.authorBeard, J.
dc.contributor.authorVenkat, P.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-02T12:46:25Z
dc.date.available2014-09-02T12:46:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-10
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Volume 115, Issue 1, October 2011, Pages 31–33en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-7292
dc.identifier.urihttp://ac.els-cdn.com/S0020729211003225/1-s2.0-S0020729211003225-main.pdf?_tid=85abb1fc-329e-11e4-848b-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1409661895_50adf506ed2d1e4d4a7acc8e3072e98b
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11120
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.04.015en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective To establish the prevalence of depression and describe associated factors among fistula patients attending an obstetric fistula surgical camp in Kenya. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted focusing on obstetric fistula patients attending a national fistula camp held in August 2008 at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain sociodemographic data and medical histories for all consenting patients before surgery. Depression measures were obtained using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Results Of the 70 women interviewed, 2 (2.9%) and 12 (17.1%) reported a history of psychiatric illness and suicidal ideations, respectively. Depression was present in 51 (72.9%) patients, with 18 (25.7%) meeting criteria for severe depression. Depression was significantly associated with women older than 20 years of age (P = 0.01), unemployment (P = 0.03), lack of social support following fistula (P = 0.04), and living with fistula for over 3 months (P = 0.01). Conclusion Women with obstetric fistula are predisposed to high levels of depression. A holistic management approach, including mental health care and family support, is recommended.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectHolistic managementen_US
dc.subjectObstetric fistulaen_US
dc.titleDepression among women with obstetric fistula in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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