Depression and Social Support Trajectories During One Year Postpartum Among Marriage-Based Immigrant Mothers in Taiwan

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335107
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Depression and Social Support Trajectories During One Year Postpartum Among Marriage-Based Immigrant Mothers in Taiwan
Other Titles:
Health Promotion in the Postpartum Arena
Author(s):
Chen, Hung-Hui; Chien, Li-Yin; Hwang, Fang-Ming
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Hung-Hui Chen, RN, MS, loski0917@hotmail.com; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Fang-Ming Hwang, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: Increasing number of women from south-east Asian countries married to Taiwanese men. Immigrant mothers in Taiwan often face birth soon after moving to Taiwan. More studies have identified social support as a crucial protective factor for postpartum depression. However, little is known about the relationships between different domains of social support and postpartum depression trajectory among marriage-based immigrant women in Asia. The aim of this study was to examine the trajectories of depression and social support during the first year postpartum, and predictors for depression, among marriage-based immigrant mothers in Taiwan. Methods: This panel study recruited immigrant mothers to complete structured questionnaire at 1 month, 6 month, and 1 year postpartum during the period from September 2008 to June 2010. There were 203 and 163 immigrant mothers who completed the questionnaire at 1 and 6 month, and 1 year postpartum, respectively. Postpartum depression was measured using the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Social support was composed of 3 subscales, emotional, instrumental, and informational support. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to examine the relationships between trajectories and factors associated with depression. Results: Depression and instrumental support followed downward curvelinear trajectory during the first year postpartum; while emotional and informational support followed upward curvelinear trajectory. Emotional and instrumental support negatively covaried with postpartum depression over time. When 3-dimensional support was considered together, only emotional support retained its significance when background variables were adjusted in the model. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that depression was highest at 1 month and lowest at 10 month postpartum, though further study may be needed to confirm the trajectory. To decrease postpartum depression among immigrant mothers, strategies should be developed to increase emotional and instrumental support during postpartum period.
Keywords:
postpartum depression; trajectory; immigrant
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14G05
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDepression and Social Support Trajectories During One Year Postpartum Among Marriage-Based Immigrant Mothers in Taiwanen
dc.title.alternativeHealth Promotion in the Postpartum Arenaen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hung-Huien
dc.contributor.authorChien, Li-Yinen
dc.contributor.authorHwang, Fang-Mingen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsHung-Hui Chen, RN, MS, loski0917@hotmail.com; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Fang-Ming Hwang, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335107-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: Increasing number of women from south-east Asian countries married to Taiwanese men. Immigrant mothers in Taiwan often face birth soon after moving to Taiwan. More studies have identified social support as a crucial protective factor for postpartum depression. However, little is known about the relationships between different domains of social support and postpartum depression trajectory among marriage-based immigrant women in Asia. The aim of this study was to examine the trajectories of depression and social support during the first year postpartum, and predictors for depression, among marriage-based immigrant mothers in Taiwan. Methods: This panel study recruited immigrant mothers to complete structured questionnaire at 1 month, 6 month, and 1 year postpartum during the period from September 2008 to June 2010. There were 203 and 163 immigrant mothers who completed the questionnaire at 1 and 6 month, and 1 year postpartum, respectively. Postpartum depression was measured using the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Social support was composed of 3 subscales, emotional, instrumental, and informational support. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to examine the relationships between trajectories and factors associated with depression. Results: Depression and instrumental support followed downward curvelinear trajectory during the first year postpartum; while emotional and informational support followed upward curvelinear trajectory. Emotional and instrumental support negatively covaried with postpartum depression over time. When 3-dimensional support was considered together, only emotional support retained its significance when background variables were adjusted in the model. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that depression was highest at 1 month and lowest at 10 month postpartum, though further study may be needed to confirm the trajectory. To decrease postpartum depression among immigrant mothers, strategies should be developed to increase emotional and instrumental support during postpartum period.en
dc.subjectpostpartum depressionen
dc.subjecttrajectoryen
dc.subjectimmigranten
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:25Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:25Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.