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Table 4 Knowledge, attitudes and health seeking behaviour of pregnant women

From: Implementation outcomes of a health systems strengthening intervention for perinatal women with common mental disorders and experiences of domestic violence in South Africa: Pilot feasibility and acceptability study

  Baseline
N=583
Follow-up
N=652
P-value*
Knowledge
 Correct answer to symptoms of depression 305 (56.0) 362 (55.7) 0.925
 Correct answer to symptoms of anxiety 281 (51.6) 335 (51.5) 0.994
 Correct understanding of domestic violence 425 (72.9) 502 (77.0) 0.138
 Believes that depression and anxiety can be helped with medication 294 (53.9) 376 (57.9) 0.176
 Believes that depression and anxiety can be helped with counselling 427 (78.4) 500 (76.9) 0.556
 Believes that women who are abused can get out of abusive relationships 438 (80.4) 517 (79.5) 0.722
Attitudes
 Uses the word ‘crazy’ to describe people with mental health disorders 44 (8.1) 55 (8.5) 0.808
 Thinks that domestic violence is acceptable under certain circumstances 76 (13.9) 120 (18.5) 0.036
Health seeking behaviour
 Prepared to disclose feelings of depression or anxiety to family 420 (77.1) 536 (82.5) 0.020
 Prepared to disclose feelings of depression to a staff member 415 (76.2) 534 (82.2) 0.011
 Prepared to disclose feelings of anxiety or stress to a staff member 422 (77.4) 542 (83.4) 0.009
 Prepared to disclose domestic violence to family 463 (84.9) 543 (83.5) 0.504
 Prepared to seek help for domestic violence from the police or a social worker 477 (87.5) 563 (86.6) 0.642
  1. *Chi-squared test