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Ajh N, Unesian M, Fili A, Abasi Motejaded A. The study of supportive activities during pregnancy on postpartum depression. Hayat. 2006; 12 (3) :73-80
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-205-en.html

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Background & Aim: Postpartum depression is mood disorder that affected 10-15% of women during 6 months after delivery. This study was designed to investigate preventive effect of supportive activities during prenatal on postpartum depression.

Methods & Materials: This research is clinical trial study and the samples were 440 pregnant women in Lahijan and Astanea in eastern of Gilan .The sampling was simple randomization for 2 groups. One group presented in education classes and others received current prenatal care. Between 4 to 8 weeks after delivery their Beck depression inventory (BDI) score was evaluated among two groups. Data analysis has been done by SPSS statistical software.

Results: Prevalence depression (cases who have Beck score more than 16) in study group was 6.5% versus 18.6% in control group. Mean BDI score in study group was 7.08 versus 8.69.

Conclusion: Participated to education classes during pregnancy decrease the postpartum depression.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/11 | ePublished: 2013/08/11

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