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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Study of postpartum depression and association with obstetrics risk factors

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Author Details : Sarika Rawat, Roshan Mandloi

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 267-271

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Aim and Objectives: To know the prevalence of postpartum depression by Edinburgh postnatal depression scale and evaluate the obstetrics risk factors which predisposing to postpartum depression.
Material and Methods: The present prospective observation study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur from1st March 2015 to 31st August 2016. Participants were screened for postpartum depression using EPDS. Various obstetrics risk factors were also completed by all the subjects. Main outcome measure: prevalence of a score of 13 or higher, on the EPDS. The data of the present study was recorded into computer and after proper validation, error checking, coding and decoding, the data was compiled and analysed using the SPSS window, appropriate univariate and bivariate analysis were carried out using the Chi-square test and odd ratio for categorical variables.
Result and Conclusion: The present study concludes that the prevalence of postpartum depression is 12.8 % (64/500) amongst postpartum women admitted of Obstetrics unit of N.S.C.B. Medical College, Jabalpur. (M. P.) The prevalence of an EPDS score ≥13 (which is suggestive of PPD) was found in a significant proportion of women, screening for PPD is indicated in all postpartum subjects to identify and promptly treat these women. Identification of a clear association between obstetric risk factors and PPD will lead to a prompt diagnosis of PPD.

Keywords: Postpartum depression (PPD), Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS).

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0059

How to cite : Rawat S, Mandloi R, Study of postpartum depression and association with obstetrics risk factors. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(2):267-271

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