Clinical Study

A Survey-Based Study To Assess Physician And Perinatal Women's Perspectives On Perinatal Mental Health Care Availability And Accessibility Across The State Of Ohio

Posted Date: Jun 14, 2022

  • Investigator: Jyoti Sachdeva
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  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

Depression and anxiety in the perinatal period are common with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) rates in the US ranging between 10-20%.Untreated PMADs during pregnancy and the postpartum confer significant, at times devastating, risks to both mother and child such as preterm birth, childhood behavioral disorders, lower breastfeeding rates, and disruption of maternal infant bonding which is critical for the infant’s neurological development and can lead to poorer cognitive, social-emotional, and language developmental outcomes.The overall purpose of this investigation is to assess the degree of availability and accessibility of expert perinatal mental health care to mentally ill pregnant and postpartum women across Ohio. This will be done by a twofold process- 1) Assessing Ohio frontline providers' (Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Primary care Physicians, Family Physicians and Psychiatrists) knowledge, attitudes, screening, referral, and care practices related to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 2) Assessing Ohio perinatal women's awareness and knowledge of PMAD and barriers they face in accessing appropriate care for the same. Our hope is that, upon fully understanding the limitations in perinatal mental health care across the state of Ohio, further research can focus on designing appropriate interventions to cover the gap. This is a needs assessment study


A. Ohio Physicians-1.An Md (Doctor Of Medicine)/ Do (Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine) Or Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner Or Physician Assistant) In The Fields Of Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Pediatrics Or Psychiatry Practicing In The State Of Ohio. 2. Understand English -Reading/Writing B.Patients-1. At Least 18 Years Old 2. Live In Ohio 3. Currently Pregnant Or Gave Birth In The Last Year 4. Understand English -Reading/Writing


Postpartum Depression, Perinatal, Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorders (Pmad)

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