Understanding the factors affecting the postpartum depression in the mothers of Isfahan city.

Amidi Mazaheri, M. and Rabiei, L. and Masoudi, R. and Hamidizadeh, S. and Rashidi Nooshabadi, M.R. and Najimi, A. (2014) Understanding the factors affecting the postpartum depression in the mothers of Isfahan city. Journal of education and health promotion, 3. p. 65. ISSN 2277-9531

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Depression is one of the most common and specific problems during pregnancy and after it. Maternal postpartum depression compromises mother's health and affects social relationship, and has negative effect on infant development. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of postpartum depression and its related factors in Isfahanian mothers. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a cross - sectional study. The study populations were 133 women who at the last 8-4 weeks of labor referred to Isfahan health centers. Demographic information and obstetric and Beck Depression Inventory were applied. Three categories emerged according to the degree of scale: Mild, moderate, and severe depression. Statistical analysis was used with the Pearson correlation and linear regression in SPSS version 18. RESULTS A total of 73 mothers had mild depression (10-19) and 56 had moderate depressions (20-29). Among the factors related to depression such as maternal education, financial status, unwanted pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, and maternal occupational history, there was a significant correlation with postpartum depression (P > 0.05). Variables in the regression analysis include maternal education, financial status, unwanted pregnancy, history of premenstrual syndrome, maternal occupation, type of delivery, history of miscarriage, and having a satisfaction with baby gender. And, a total of 27.7% variance explains the postpartum depression. Among these factors, the predictive variables of maternal education, type of delivery, financial condition, unwanted pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, and maternal occupational history were significant in the meantime; the prediction of unplanned pregnancy was more than other variables (ß = 0.24). CONCLUSIONS With attention to factors associated with postpartum depression, the healthcare planner will help to better manage the problem. The results of this study will help to better understand the factors influencing mothers in the labor process, and mothers in the labor process, experiences minimum mental health disorders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childbirth; mothers; postpartum depression; predictors
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2017 07:39
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2017 07:39
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2447

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