Effect of the Postpartum Depression Prevention Program on Postpartum Depression among Adolescent Mothers
Effect of the Postpartum Depression Prevention Program on Postpartum Depression Among Adolescent Mothers
Adolescent mothers may confronted with physical, psychological and emotional changes due to immaturity, lack of confidence for infant care. These can lead to stress, anxiety and cause of postpartum depression. This quasi-experimental research aimed to compare mean score of postpartum depression at 6 week between experimental group and control group. The samples are 46 adolescent mothers, age between 10-19 years old and received services at the Postpartum ward in Buddhachinaraj hospital, Phitsanulok province on May to July 2019. Selected sampling by purposively selected, for the experimental and control group, with 23 persons in each group. The experimental group received both the Postpartum Depression Prevention Program and routine postpartum care, the control group received routine postpartum care. The research instruments include the Postpartum Depression Prevention Program for adolescent mothers, the Postpartum Depression Prevention Manual for adolescent mothers and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Thai version by Jarurin Pitanupong, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul and Arnont Vittayanont. Data analyzed by independent t-test.
The research findings revealed that the mean score of postpartum depression at 6 week of the experimental group had statistically significant less than the control group (p < .05).
The research results suggest that nurse midwives can apply the Postpartum Depression Prevention Program for adolescent mothers in caring postpartum adolescent mothers for prevention postpartum depression.
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