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Spatial assessment of gender related policies on the incidence of depression amongst women aged (18-49): A cross sectional study in Peshawar

Sadia Shah, Amir Khan

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.10(6), 312-320, June 2017


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The main objective of the study was to determine the awareness level of women aged 18-49 year old about depression, gender related policies and to explore the effectiveness of the policies introduced by the government for the reduction of depression. The study was conducted into two groups i.e. intervention group and control group. The intervention designed adopted for the reduction of depression amongst the target group through the community focus group discussion and participation of community notables after conducting survey in the individual women age 18-48 and analysis. Focus group discussion was conducted as part of this research where both qualitative and quantitative research techniques were applied. The intervention theme consists of two very important components viz awareness about depression and legislation about the gender. The odd ratio result reveals that intervention group having knowledge more information as compared to control group where no intervention has been made. Through intervention the situation may be improved. Increased awareness brings change in attitudes or approaches.


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