Predictors of Postpartum Depression in an Iranian Population, 2006

Sooki, Z. and Tagharrobi, Z. and Sharifi, S. and Sharifi, Kh. and Musavi, S. and Zahmatkesh, B. (2012) Predictors of Postpartum Depression in an Iranian Population, 2006. Nurs Midwifery Stud, 1 (1). pp. 12-15.

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Background: Postpartum depression has serious complications. There are various risk factors for postpartum depression and in some cases these are controversial. Objectives: This study tested the prevalence of postpartum depression and its related factors in Kashan, Iran, in 2006. Patients and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 460 women referred to Kashan’s health centers, during the second and third months after childbirth, were enrolled. The Beck Depression Inventory was used to make a diagnosis of depression. Other variables such as; type of delivery, satisfaction with husband, and demographic features were also assessed. Data were analyzed by chi-square, independent t-test and regression analysis, using SPSS 16 software. Results: The prevalence of severe and moderate depression was 28.9%. Our findings did not reveal any significant relationship between; type of delivery, unwanted pregnancy, gender of neonate, duration of marriage and gravidity with postpartum depression (P > 0.05). The stepwise regression analysis showed that depression made a significant model with; satisfaction with husband, age and education of mother. Conclusions: Satisfaction with husband, age and education of mother are the important risk factors for postpartum depression.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery Studies journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 17:30
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 16:02

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