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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(1): 54-61 Back to browse issues page
Study of Relationship between Some Predisposing Factors and Postpartum Depression
Fahimeh Sehhatie shafaei , Fatemeh Ranjbar koochaksariie, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Zhila Mohamadrezaei
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Background & Objective: Depression is a debilitating disorder with high prevalence especially in child-bearing women. This study was done to determine relationship between postpartum depression and its various risk factors.
Methods: This was a descriptive-analytic study on 600 women referring to health centers in Tabriz. Data were gathered using a questionnaire including 5 parts: demographic characteristics, mother-newborn characteristics, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Holms stress scale, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. These data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical methods in SPSS 14/win software.
Results: In this study 34.7% of mothers were depressed (scores>12). Significant risk factors for postpartum depression were: Marital dissatisfaction, relationship with mother, mother-in law and husband's family, job dissatisfaction, house condition, having an unpleasant
pregnancy experience, unplanned pregnancy, baby care stressors, infant feeding method, nursing problems, mother's self-esteem and stress level.
Conclusion: Concerning high prevalence of postpartum depression in this study and other similar studies and effects of some factors in this disorder, it seems to be necessary to improve the knowledge of mothers and health care staff about this risk factors for reducing effects of this disorder on physical and psychological health of newborns, mothers and
community.
Keywords: Depression, Postpartum Depression, Risk Factors of Depression
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2007/01/15 | Accepted: 2007/06/13 | Published: 2008/12/13


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