Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Its Related Factors among Women in Indonesia

  • 崔 千雪

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Background: Postpartum depression has caught more public health attention due to the high prevalence and significant adverse effects The prevalence of postpartum depression varies in different periods of postpartum Purpose: The purposes of the study was to compare the postpartum depressive symptoms between the 7th-day and the 40th-day postpartum periods and identify related factors of postpartum depressive symptoms score overtime Methods: A prospective study design with two time measurement was carried out in sample of 124 women at 7th-day and the 40th-day postpartum A convenience sampling method was used to recruited sample from primary health care in West Java between September 2017 and March 2018 Demographic characteristics and Indonesian version of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were used for data collection Chi-square and linear fixed effect model were performed for statistical analysis Results: Results showed that the prevalence of postpartum depressive symptoms was 33 9% and 30 6% at the 7th-day and the 40th-day postpartum period respectively Younger age delivery complication multiparous women mother as postpartum key helper and breastfeeding practice were identified as significant factors contributing to postpartum depressive symptoms over time Conclusion: The level of postpartum depressive symptoms in current study decreased over time from the 7th-day and the 40th-day postpartum period Delivery complication and younger age were significant factors to higher postpartum depressive symptoms Meanwhile multiparous women women who have their mother stayed as postpartum key helper and women who breastfeed her baby experienced less depressive symptoms Keywords: Factors postpartum depressive symptoms
Date of Award2018 Jul 17
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJing-Jy Wang (Supervisor)

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