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Correlation between Maternal Role Adaptation and Risk for Postpartum Depression among Primipara Mothers

Dilna P, Dr. Swapna Jose, Meena K

Abstract: The present study was conducted to find the correlation between maternal role adaptation and risk for postpartum depression among primipara mothers admitted in selected hospitals at Kannur District. Objectives were assess the maternal role adaptation and risk for postpartum depression among primipara mothers, find the correlation between maternal role adaptation and risk for postpartum depression, and find the association of selected variables with maternal role adaptation and risk for PPD. The conceptual framework of the study was Mercers Maternal Role Attainment Theory. The sample comprised of 150 primipara mothers, selected by convenience sampling. The tools used were questionnaire to assess personal variables, rating scale to assess the maternal role adaptation and Edinburgh postnatal depression scale was used to assess the risk for postpartum depression. Actual study was from 1/4/18 to 30/4/18. Checklist and Edinburgh postnatal depression scale were administered for postnatal mothers on their 3rd postnatal day. The results of this study showed that majority 129(86%) of sample were having good MRA, 19(12.66%) were having moderate MRA, 2(1.22%) had poor MRA. 132(88%) sample were not at risk for PPD, 18(12%) sample had risk for PPD. The findings revealed that women with good maternal role adaptation are at low risk for developing postpartum depression (r = -0.586(0.00) significant at 0.01. Maternal role adaptation and risk for postpartum depression had no significant association with selected variables.

Keywords: Maternal role adaptation; Risk for postpartum depression; Primipara mothers.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 763 - 766

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Dilna P, Dr. Swapna Jose, Meena K, "Correlation between Maternal Role Adaptation and Risk for Postpartum Depression among Primipara Mothers", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199470, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 763 - 766

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