Volume 7, Issue 1 (Spring 2003)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2003, 7(1): 19-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Hassan Zahraee R, Fahami F, yazdani M, Ahmadi Z, Bashardoost N. Supportive role of the midwife in preventing postpartum depression. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2003; 7 (1) :19-24
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-332-en.html
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Background : Regarding adverse effects of postpartum depression on mother- neonate relation as well as the relation between the couples, the importance of detecting practical & effective ways to prevent this disorder seems essential. Objective : To determine the supportive role of the midwife in preventing postpartum depression. Methods : In this semi- experimental study & through a systematic randomization 100 primiparus women referred to Esfahan Shahid Beheshty hospital in 2000-2001 were divided into 2 groups of 50. The case group received emotional & informational support of midwife on 2nd & 10th days of postpartum. Finally on 45th day of postpartum the depression of the case group (supported) was compared with the control group (unsupported) using EPDS. Findings: Depression score mean in the supported group was 9.44 ×4.79) and in unsupported group was 12.600×4.67).The difference was statistically significant (P= 0.004). Conclusion : Support is an effective factor in pereventing postpartum depression and presented by midwife it can considerably reduce postpartum depression.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Obsterics & Gynecology
Received: 2008/10/9 | Accepted: 2013/03/17 | Published: 2013/03/17

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