Is there a role for the family and close community to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression in new mothers? A cross-sectional study of Turkish women


Kara B., Uenalan P., Cifcili S. , Cebeci D. , SARPER N.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, cilt.12, ss.155-161, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10995-007-0232-1
  • Dergi Adı: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.155-161

Özet

Objectives Postpartum depression is an important and under-diagnosed problem. The aims of this study were (1) to compare the prevalence of depressive symptomology in Turkish mothers who were 1-3 months postpartum with the prevalence of depressive symptomology in mothers who had not been pregnant for at least 1 year, (2) to identify risk factors associated with depression in both groups, and (3) to examine the effect of postpartum depression on breastfeeding by the mothers.