A study to assess the prevalence of postnatal depression among the postnatal mothers residing in selected villages of waghodia taluka with a view to provide self instructional module

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Joslin Joseph, Suresh.V, Janki B Patel

Background: Postnatal Depression is a clinical condition, in which women experience depressed mood, excessive anxiety, insomnia, and change in weight during the postnatal period. It affects up to 30 % of mothers who gave birth. This study therefore is intended to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression Aims & objective: The aim of my study is to assess the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers with a view to provide self instructional module so as to reduce the Postnatal Depression score. Material and Method: Descriptive cross sectional research design and convenient sampling technique was adopted to achieve the goal of the study. The tool used were demographic data & Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The sample was 90 postnatal mothers residing in selected villages of Waghodia Taluka. Results: The collected data was tabulated and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean percentage of Postnatal Depression was 21.83% and the X2 value for only certain socio demographic variable and Postnatal Depression was found to more than the table value which indicated the significant association between Postnatal Depression and the socio demographic variable. Conclusion: Postnatal Depression was prevalent in the postnatal mothers and therefore mothers identified with postnatal depression were provided with self instructional module

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