Correlates of Depressive Symptoms After Birth for Latinas Who Are Overweight or Obese

Kathie Records, Colleen Keller, Dean Coonrod, Barbara Ainsworth, Michael Todd, Michael Belyea, Allison Nagle-Williams, Paska Permana, Sonia Vega-Lopez

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Abstract

Depression symptoms and overweight/obesity are common concerns during childbearing. Both conditions are associated with poor outcomes at birth and can have long-lasting consequences. Predictors of depressive symptoms among overweight and obese low-income and ethnically diverse women are not known. Data are from the Madres para la Salud trial with 139 postpartum Latinas. Depressive symptoms during a prior pregnancy were positively related, while social support and moderate intensity physical activity (PA) were negatively related to depressive symptoms after birth. Social support and PA may be effective interventions, particularly for women who have experienced depressive symptoms in a prior pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-374
Number of pages19
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2015

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  • Health Professions(all)

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