Journal article

Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among post-partum mothers in Nepal.

Rajendra Kumar Giri, Resham Bahadur Khatri, Shiva Raj Mishra, Vishnu Khanal, Vidya Dev Sharma, Ritu Prasad Gartoula

BMC Research Notes | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Post-partum depression is a common complication of women after childbirth. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with depressive symptoms among post-partum mothers attending a child immunization clinic at a maternity hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 346 post-partum mothers at six to ten weeks after delivery using systematic random sampling. Mothers were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to screen for depressive symptoms. Logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the association of post-partum depres..

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