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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335210
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Postpartum Depression in Women in a Postpartum Nursing Center
Author(s):
Chen, Mei-Ling
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mei-Ling Chen, RN, melodychen726@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study aims to quantify the status and change in postpartum depression (PPD) of women in a postpartum nursing center. Methods: The Chinese version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and semi-structured interviews with purposive sampling were utilized in data collection. The total sample size was 50 women, consistent with the selection criteria in the postpartum nursing center from eastern Taiwan. Quantitative data was collected at day 3-5 (EPDS-1) and week 3 (EPDS-2) postpartum and qualitative data was collected at week 2 and week 4 postpartum. Paired-sample t test was used to identify the differences in mean scores between EPDS-1 and EPDS-2. To compare the difference in rates of PPD between EPDS-1 and EPDS-2, a McNemar test was conducted. All p values were two-sided. The level of significance was p < .05. Results: The difference in mean scores of EPDS-1 and EPDS-2 showed statistical significance (mean 7.36 vs. 5.84; t = 4.42; p = .00). It was found that 28.0% of women experienced depressive symptoms at day 3-5 (scores of EPDS above 9). At week 3, the rate fell to 12.0% and had a statistical significance (?2 = 4.42; p = .02). Women staying in the postpartum nursing center, received professional care, learned parenting skills, and were able to get adequate rest. These factors strongly affected women's levels of postpartum depression. Conclusion: The effect of appropriate professional postpartum care cannot be underestimated. Effective postpartum nursing center care, suggests alleviation of the symptoms of PPD. This has significant impact on family life and potential early return to work. The psychological implications of PPD are well documented in the literature. Therefore, the management of PPD via carefully designed postpartum programs offers the potential for minimizing the damaging effects of PPD.
Keywords:
postpartum nursing center; postpartum depression; postpartum women
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST137
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePostpartum Depression in Women in a Postpartum Nursing Centeren
dc.contributor.authorChen, Mei-Lingen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMei-Ling Chen, RN, melodychen726@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335210-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study aims to quantify the status and change in postpartum depression (PPD) of women in a postpartum nursing center. Methods: The Chinese version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and semi-structured interviews with purposive sampling were utilized in data collection. The total sample size was 50 women, consistent with the selection criteria in the postpartum nursing center from eastern Taiwan. Quantitative data was collected at day 3-5 (EPDS-1) and week 3 (EPDS-2) postpartum and qualitative data was collected at week 2 and week 4 postpartum. Paired-sample t test was used to identify the differences in mean scores between EPDS-1 and EPDS-2. To compare the difference in rates of PPD between EPDS-1 and EPDS-2, a McNemar test was conducted. All p values were two-sided. The level of significance was p < .05. Results: The difference in mean scores of EPDS-1 and EPDS-2 showed statistical significance (mean 7.36 vs. 5.84; t = 4.42; p = .00). It was found that 28.0% of women experienced depressive symptoms at day 3-5 (scores of EPDS above 9). At week 3, the rate fell to 12.0% and had a statistical significance (?2 = 4.42; p = .02). Women staying in the postpartum nursing center, received professional care, learned parenting skills, and were able to get adequate rest. These factors strongly affected women's levels of postpartum depression. Conclusion: The effect of appropriate professional postpartum care cannot be underestimated. Effective postpartum nursing center care, suggests alleviation of the symptoms of PPD. This has significant impact on family life and potential early return to work. The psychological implications of PPD are well documented in the literature. Therefore, the management of PPD via carefully designed postpartum programs offers the potential for minimizing the damaging effects of PPD.en
dc.subjectpostpartum nursing centeren
dc.subjectpostpartum depressionen
dc.subjectpostpartum womenen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:59Z-
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
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