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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 222)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00050.5

A Descriptive study to assess Post-natal Depression among Primi post-natal mothers in selected Hospitals Ludhiana, Punjab

Kaur Jaspreet, Kaur Rajwinder, Kaur Pardeep, Rani Varsha, Kaur Vipanjeet, Kaur Manjot*

Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, S.K.S.S. College of Nursing, Sarabha, Ludhiana (Punjab)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: cheemamanjotkaur@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Background

Post-natal depression, also known as postpartum depression, is a depression illness occurring after childbirth. which is characterized by a feeling of sadness, loss of Interest, easy fatigability, sleep problems, inability to cope with daily activities, and in severe cases the patient may pose danger to the baby by physically harming the baby, cases of mother murdering their newborn babies have been documented and reported widely.

Purpose

The purpose of study is to assess the post-natal depression among selected primi post-natal mothers.

Material and method

A descriptive research approach was used for this study. The total 60 primi post-natal mothers were selected by convenient sampling technique. Data was collected in the month of December 2019 through Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (EPDS) after taking formal written permission from SMO and sample. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Finding

The result of study indicates that majority i.e. 41.7% of post-natal mothers had minimum depression regarding post-natal period followed by 58.3% of post-natal mothers had possible depression and no one mother was suffering from maximum depression of post-natal period.

Interpretation and conclusion

The findings of the study concluded that an educational intervention was needed to provide accurate knowledge to overcome depression in post-natal mothers during post-natal period.

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Keywords

Post-natal depression, Postpartum depression, Educational interventions.

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