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Maxine F. Spedding
University of Cape Town
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#1Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Angela Ofori-Atta (University of Ghana)H-Index: 14
Last.Crick Lund (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 39
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Mental health has been explicitly included in the United Nation’s global sustainable development agenda for the first time within the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under the third SDG, ‘Good health and well-being’. In this chapter, we argue that prioritising the mental health of women in Africa is central to achieving this and several other goals. We outline the adversities faced by women on the continent and highlight some of the opportunities that may arise by focusing on the mental ...
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#1Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Dixon Chibanda (UZ: University of Zimbabwe)H-Index: 16
Abstract The chapter describes several emerging therapy modalities and novel methods of delivery, providing a broad overview of the evidence for each, with special attention for those with relevance to low- and middle-income contexts. First, we describe schema therapy as an emerging “third wave” psychotherapy that shows a great deal of promise and highlight some of the evidence to support its efficacy, especially in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Second, we explore interperson...
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#1Megan Malan (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
Last.Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is prevalent across the world, but more so in low- and middle-income countries. It is associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and infants. This study sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of IPV among pregnant women attending one midwife and obstetrics unit (MOU) in the Western Cape, South Africa. A convenience sample of 150 pregnant women was recruited. Data were collected using several self-report measures concerning the history...
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#1Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Dan J. Stein (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 109
Last.Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Introduction Low levels of mental health literacy (MHL) have been identified as a significant treatment barrier. However, little is known about how pregnant women perceive mental disorders during this time, particularly in low- and middle-income countries such as South Africa. Materials and methods 262 pregnant women attending antenatal care at a Midwife and Obstetrics Unit (MOU) were recruited to participate. Participants were presented with one of five vignettes, depicting a perinatal...
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#1Megan Malan (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
Last.Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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Background. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is prevalent across the world, but more so in low- and middle-income countries. It is associated with various adverse outcomes for mothers and infants. This study sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of IPV among pregnant women attending one midwife and obstetrics unit (MOU) in the Western Cape, South Africa. Methods. A convenience sample of 150 pregnant women was recruited to participate in the study. Data were collected ...
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