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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158173
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Investigation of Postpartum Depression in Asian Indian Women
Abstract:
Investigation of Postpartum Depression in Asian Indian Women
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Goyal, Deepika, RN, MS, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of California, San Francisco
Co-Authors:Susan O. Murphy, Jayne Cohen
Background: Eighty percent of all postpartum women will suffer from a mild form of emotional disturbance known as the maternity blues. Thirteen percent of these women will go on to develop postpartum depression. Only 50% of these women will be correctly diagnosed and treated for this potentially devastating disease. Untreated postpartum depression has been cited as the cause for poor maternal-child attachment and impaired child development. There is little data available on postpartum depression in the Asian Indian population living in the United States. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of depressive symptomatology in a sample of Asian Indian women. Data were also collected to investigate whether factors such as arranged marriage and the gender of the newborn were associated with differences in depression scores. Sample: Written consent was obtained from a convenience sample of 58 Asian Indian women between 2 weeks and 12 months postpartum. Methods: The main outcome measure was a 35 item Likert-type questionnaire. Each participant was given a self stamped addressed envelope with a questionnaire and letter of informed consent. Results: A major depressive symptomatology rate of 24% and a minor depressive symptomatology rate of 28% were revealed. No statistical difference in depression scores were found with regard to arranged marriage or the gender of the newborn. Conclusions: Findings of this study suggest that postpartum depressive symptomatology is prevalent among Asian Indian women, perhaps more than among the general population. Given the problems of undiagnosed postpartum depression such as impaired child development, and issues with maternal-child attachment, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers need to be aware of the potential for postpartum depression and become skilled in the detection of this disorder.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInvestigation of Postpartum Depression in Asian Indian Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158173-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Investigation of Postpartum Depression in Asian Indian Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Goyal, Deepika, RN, MS, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California, San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">deepikagoyal@earthlink.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan O. Murphy, Jayne Cohen</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Eighty percent of all postpartum women will suffer from a mild form of emotional disturbance known as the maternity blues. Thirteen percent of these women will go on to develop postpartum depression. Only 50% of these women will be correctly diagnosed and treated for this potentially devastating disease. Untreated postpartum depression has been cited as the cause for poor maternal-child attachment and impaired child development. There is little data available on postpartum depression in the Asian Indian population living in the United States. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of depressive symptomatology in a sample of Asian Indian women. Data were also collected to investigate whether factors such as arranged marriage and the gender of the newborn were associated with differences in depression scores. Sample: Written consent was obtained from a convenience sample of 58 Asian Indian women between 2 weeks and 12 months postpartum. Methods: The main outcome measure was a 35 item Likert-type questionnaire. Each participant was given a self stamped addressed envelope with a questionnaire and letter of informed consent. Results: A major depressive symptomatology rate of 24% and a minor depressive symptomatology rate of 28% were revealed. No statistical difference in depression scores were found with regard to arranged marriage or the gender of the newborn. Conclusions: Findings of this study suggest that postpartum depressive symptomatology is prevalent among Asian Indian women, perhaps more than among the general population. Given the problems of undiagnosed postpartum depression such as impaired child development, and issues with maternal-child attachment, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers need to be aware of the potential for postpartum depression and become skilled in the detection of this disorder.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:34:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:34:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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