The article presents a protocol of a cross-sectional study of mental health of pregnant women in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic. The primary aim is to compare differences in anxiety and depression scores of pregnant women between countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The secondary aim is to assess demographic, economic, and social aspects affecting maternal anxiety and depression scores among pregnant women worldwide in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, investigators will be able to compare differences in perception of the different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic (social distancing, restrictions related to delivery) between countries and according to the epidemic status (number of infected patients, number of reported deaths). The comparisons will also be done according to COVID-19 status of the participants.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Study type: Observational
Estimated Enrollment: 8500 participants
Actual Study Start Date: May 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 31, 2020
* Additional criteria apply. Please speak with the study team for further information.
This is an anonymous internet survey of pregnant women living in countries affected by COVID19.
The survey consists of three parts:
1. Questions related to general demography, pregnancy, mental health history, socio-economic factors, as well as perception of fear, burden and restrictions related to the pandemic COVID-19 and
2. General anxiety disorder-7 (GAD-7 questionnaire for anxiety Assessment
3. Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) to depression evaluations.
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