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The relationship between maternal mental health and communication skills in children in Shiraz, Iran

Epidemiology and Health 2019년 41권 1호 p.35 ~ 35
 ( Maharlouei Najmeh ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Health Policy Research Center

 ( Alibeigi Hossein ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Student Research Committee
 ( Rezaianzadeh Abbas ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Colorectal Research Center
 ( Keshavarz Pedram ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Department of Radiology
 ( Shahraki Hadi Raeisi ) - Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Faculty of Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
 ( Nemati Hamid ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Neuroscience Research Center
 ( Lankarani Kamran B. ) - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Health Policy Research Center

Abstract


OBJECTIVES: Child development is a significant issue in global public health, and maternal mental health (MMH) can have a remarkable effect on children’s development of communication skills. We aimed to investigate the association between MMH and communication skills in a sample of Iranian children.

METHODS: This study was conducted in Shiraz, Iran during 2016. In total, 640 mothers who lived in Shiraz and were registered in the Fars Birth Cohort (FBC) study were invited to attend the FBC clinic with their children. A trained physician evaluated MMH using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Additionally, a trained nurse assessed the children’s communication development status using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for 60-month old children.

RESULTS: The majority of the mothers were homemakers (82.8%) and had high school diplomas (38.9%). The mothers’ mean age was 33.7±4.6 years. Seventy-nine (12.3%) children had delayed communication skills, but no significant association was found between children’s communication skills and the mothers’ total GHQ score (p=0.43). In total, 493 mothers (77.0%) had abnormal somatic symptoms, 497 (77.7%) had abnormal anxiety/insomnia, 337 (52.7%) had social dysfunction, and 232 (36.3%) suffered from depression. Logistic regression indicated that after adjusting for confounders, the odds of delayed communication skills were 3-fold higher among the children of mothers with abnormal somatic symptoms than among other children (p=0.01).

CONCLUSIONS: The study results confirmed that MMH had a significant impact on children’s communication skills. Moreover, maternal abnormal somatic symptoms exerted the strongest impact on the development of communication skills in 5-yearold children.

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Mental health; Child development; Questionnaire; Iran
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