Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: May | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 114-118
A Study to Assess Postpartum Depression during Puerperium
Dr. Trupti Kavit Munshi1, Dr Surbhi Patel2
1Lecturer, P.G Guide, Ahmedabad Institute of Medical Sciences
2Persuing MPT from Ahmedabad Institute of Medical Sciences
Corresponding Author: Dr Surbhi Patel
Background: Studies have shown that the rates of depression during pregnancy have been reported to be as high as 20% which has serious negative impacts on the mother & her new born. So the aim of our study is to assess postpartum depression during puerperium.
Objectives: (a) To assess postpartum depression among postnatal mothers. (b) To educate postnatal mothers on immediate care of postpartum depression.
Hypothesis: H0: There is no significant association between postpartum depression & selected demographic variables of postnatal mothers. H1: There is a significant association between postpartum depression & selected demographic variables of postnatal mothers.
Study design: Descriptive Observational Study.
Methodology: Random sampling technique will be adopted with 200 participants.
Outcome measures: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Method of Data Analysis: The data analysis will be done by using descriptive & inferential statistics.
Key words: postpartum depression, Puerperium, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).[PDF Full Text]