LSTM Home > LSTM Research > LSTM Online Archive

Poverty and postnatal depression: a systematic mapping of the evidence from low and lower middle income countries

Coast, Ernestina, Leone, Tiziana, Hirose, Atsumi and Jones, Eleri (2012) 'Poverty and postnatal depression: a systematic mapping of the evidence from low and lower middle income countries'. Health and Place, Vol 18, Issue 5, pp. 1188-1197.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This study systematically maps, assesses and aggregates research relating to postnatal depression (PND) and poverty in low and lower middle income countries (LLMICs). Our search of 12 databases yielded 2202 articles, of which 47 items from 17 countries were included in our mapping. We highlight mechanisms for the relationships between poverty and PND in LLMICs. The research base on the relationships between poverty and PND in LLMIC is limited, but has recently expanded. It is dominated by studies that consider whether poverty is a risk factor for PND. Income, socio-economic status and education are all inconsistent risk factors for PND. Clues to better ways of framing and capturing economic stress in PND research is found in the qualitative studies included in our mapping. Evidence focusses overwhelmingly on individual-level analyses. To understand the scale and implications of PND in LLMICs, research has to take account of neighbourhoods, communities, and localities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 500 Postnatal care
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.05.004
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 11:58
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:08
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/4668

Statistics

View details

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item