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Citation:  Price, S. K., & Proctor, E. K. (2009). A rural perspective on perinatal depression: Prevalence, correlates, and implications for help-seeking among low-income women.. Journal of Rural Health, 25 (2), 158-166.
Title:  A rural perspective on perinatal depression: Prevalence, correlates, and implications for help-seeking among low-income women.
Authors:  Price, S. K., & Proctor, E. K.
Year:  2009
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Rural Health
Publisher:  Wiley
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00212.x
Full text:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00212.x...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to examine a sample of low-income women in the rural Midwest who were screened for perinatal depression as part of a Healthy Start Initiative.
Study sample:  The sample included 1,086 low-income women in the rural Midwest.
Data collection and analysis:  The authors analyzed intake records and depressing screening data (Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders, PRIME-MD).
Findings:  Thirty-six percent of the sample met criteria for major, minor, or subthreshold depression. Major depression criteria was met among 13% of the sample alone. Less than 8% were receiving mental health services or treatment at the time of the screening. Self-referral to the Healthy Start project was significantly correlated with meeting symptom criteria for major depression. Minor depression, subthreshold depression, and status as low-income/TANF-eligible were also significantly associated to self-referral to the Healthy Start program.
Conclusions:  The authors conclude that identifying and addressing mental health needs of low-income women in rural areas during pregnancy is critical.

Disabilities served:  Depression
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities