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May
5
Thu
2022
10 Depression, anxiety, and stress during COVID-19 pandemic among midwives in Ethiopia: A nationwide cross-sectional survey
May 5 @ 07:00 – 07:50
10 Depression, anxiety, and stress during COVID-19 pandemic among midwives in Ethiopia: A nationwide cross-sectional survey @ Room C - BBB

Speakers: Belayneh Ayanaw Kassie

Facilitator: Ally Anderson

Cross-sectional study was conducted from June to August 2020 among 1,691 Midwives in Ethiopia. Simple random sampling technique was used to select study participants and data collected using telephone interviews. Data entered using the Google forms and analyzed with SPSS. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses employed. 

 The overall prevalence of depression 41.1% [95% CI: 38.6, 43.7], anxiety 29.6% [95%CI: 27.3, 31.8] and stress 19.0% [95% CI: 17.0, 20.8]. The sex of midwives (AOR=1.35), working in rural area (AOR=1.39), poor knowledge towards COVID-19 (AOR=1.40), poor preventive practice (AOR=1.83) and substance use (AOR=0.31) were significantly associated with depression. Moreover, working in public health facilities (AOR=2.44), poor preventive practice (AOR=1,47) and poor attitude (AOR=2.22) were significantly associated with anxiety. Stress were affected by working in rural areas (AOR=0.57), substance use (AOR=2.06), poor knowledge (AOR=1.44) and poor practice (AOR=1.60). 

Study findings show high rates of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among midwives in Ethiopia.

Recording: https://youtu.be/-Upa-XCID4U