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mahmoodi H, khodadadi N, mir haghjo N, taghadosi I. Relationship between post partum depression with some demographic and ‎psychosocial factors in mothers visiting health – medical centers in city of Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :45-51
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Relationship between post partum depression with some demographic and           psychosocial factors in mothers visiting health – medical centers in city of Rasht

By: Khodadadi. N. MSN, Mahmoodi. H. MSN, Mirhaghjoo. N. MS, Taghadosi. I. Ms in statistics


Introduction: Postpartum depression is a kind of psychiatric disorder that demographic and psychosocial factors are related to it.

Objective: In this descriptive – co relational study that aimed to determine the rate of postpartum depression and determine relationship between postpartum depression and demographic and psychosocial factors.

Methods: In this study 350 women were selected through random clustering. The instrument for gathering data was two questionnaires including demographic psychosocial data and Edinburgh test. Researcher through interview completed these questionnaires.

Results: The result indicated that 16% of sample had postpartum depression. The results indicated a significant correlation between enough family income for expenditure (p< 0.0001) satisfied living with husband’s relatives (p= 0.021) life’s unusual events (p<0.0001) history of mental disorder in family (p<0.0001) history of post partum depression in family (p= 0.008) unwanted pregnancy  (p=0.041) wanted  abortion (p<0.0001) satisfaction of mothers about baby’s sex (p=0.034)  satisfaction of husband’s family about baby’s sex (p=0.005) kind of communication with husband (p<0.0001) kind of communication with husband’s family  (p<0. 0001) and postpartum depression . There was not a significant relationship between age, number of children, number of pregnancy and delivery, past abortion and still birth, occupation condition, marital status, kind of delivery, level of education, the numbers of members living in family, living with husband’s relative, kind of life’s unusual event, satisfied husband about baby sex, satisfied husband about mother’s job, planning for care of new born and post partum depression.

Conclusion: Nurses have important roles in secondary prevention by screening women with postpartum depression, and refer them appropriately and quickly to psychiatrist. Nurses need to be knowledgeable about high – risk factors and share this information with women and their families.

Key words: post partum depression, demographic and psychosocial factors

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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