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Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of suicidal ideation among pregnant women living with HIV in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:45:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:45:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10498
dc.description.abstract Pregnant women living with HIV (WLHIV) in South Africa (SA) report higher rates of suicidal ideation than those who are HIV uninfected, and antenatal suicidal ideation has been previously associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Few studies have attempted to identify correlates and psychosocial predictors of suicidal ideation in this population. In this study, we sought to estimate the prevalence of and identify risk factors for suicidal ideation among pregnant WLHIV in rural SA (N = 673). Thirty-nine percent of women endorsed suicidal ideation (95% CI: 35.2% to 42.3%) and in multivariable logistic regression analysis, suicidal ideation was associated with intimate partner violence and stigma, which interacted to multiplicatively increase the odds of suicidal thoughts. Given the high rates of reported suicidal ideation identified in this sample, and the potential harm to mothers and neonates, suicide risk assessment and management protocols for pregnant WLHIV should be considered for inclusion in the standard of care in rural SA. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PREGNANCY en
dc.subject MPUMALANGA PROVINCE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject SUICIDE en
dc.title Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of suicidal ideation among pregnant women living with HIV in Mpumalanga province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume October en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS Care en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9534 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8388 en
dc.bibliographictitle Rodriguez, V.J., Cook, R.R., Peltzer, K. & Jones, D.L. (2016) Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of suicidal ideation among pregnant women living with HIV in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. <i>AIDS Care</i>. October:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Rodriguez, V.J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Cook, R.R. en
dc.contributor.author3 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Jones, D.L. en


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