Perinatal mental illness is a common and important public health problem, especially in low and middle-income countries. This study aims to explore the barriers and facilitators, as well as perceptions about the feasibility and acceptability of plans to deliver perinatal mental health care in primary care settings in a low income, rural district in Uganda.
The methods used for the study: 6 focus group discussions comprising separate groups of pregnant and postpartum women and village health teams as well as 8 key informant interviews were conducted.
This study is an output from the UK Department for International Development’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) which is led by University of Cape Town
Nakku, Juliet E M, Okello, Elialilia S , Kizza, Dorothy, Honikman, Simone. Ssebunnya, Joshua. Ndyanabangi, Sheila Hanlon, Charlotte Kigozi, Fred. Perinatal mental health care in a rural African district, Uganda: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators and needs. BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:295 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1547-7
Perinatal mental health care in a rural African district, Uganda: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators and needs