Journal article

Spouse's social support in the postpartum period, predictors and its relationship with postpartum depression in a sample of Iranian primiparous women

Zahra Eslahi, Nasim Bahrami, Kelly-Ann Allen, Zainab Alimoradi

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predictive factors of receiving spousal support in the postpartum period and its relationship with postpartum depression (PPD). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between January and May 2019 in 250 primiparous women to determine the predictors of spousal social support in the postpartum period. Three scales were used to collect data: The Demographic and Obstetric Checklist, the Postpartum Partner Support Scale, and the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. RESULTS: Multivariate regression showed that the employment status of the spouse and life satisfaction variables were predictive of whether social support was received from a spouse in the pos..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was financially supported by the Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. The funding body had no role in the design of the study, collection, analysis, interpretation of data, and writing the manuscript