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dc.contributor.advisor Mashegoane, S. Malemela, Raesetsa Dorothy 2018-03-05T10:54:55Z 2018-03-05T10:54:55Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Clinical Psychology)) University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study investigated the prevalence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms and their relationship with pregnancy-related anxiety, prenatal depression and clinical anger among African pregnant women. The sample consisted of 206 pregnant women attending their antenatal check-ups at the Mankweng, Nobody and Rethabile clinics, and Mankweng hospital in the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province. When correlational analysis was conducted, the patient characteristics of age, having undergone a medical check-up, and having previously delivered a live baby generally did not correlate with any of the main scales measuring OCD, namely, perinatal depression, pregnancy-related anxiety and clinical anger (p > 0.05). Findings from the study indicated that almost 81% of the pregnant women could be classified as obsessive-compulsive disordered, when using the Foa et al. (2002) cut-off score of 21. Furthermore, findings from the regression analyses indicated that higher age, the number of gestation weeks, having previously experienced pregnancy-related complications, perinatal depression, pregnancy-related anxiety and clinical anger were variably positive predictors of OCI-R measured OCD symptoms. The predictors are specific to each of the symptoms. It can be concluded from the study that there is a relationship between OCD symptoms and all the independent variables used. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 72 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder en_US
dc.subject Prenatal depression en_US
dc.subject Anger en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obsessive-compulsive disorder en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnant women -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression in women -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Prevalence and affective outcomes of prenatal obsessive compulsive disorder amongst clinic attendees in the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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