International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015

A Study to Determine the Prevalence of Postnatal Depression Among Primigravida Mothers in Krishna Hospital Karad

Prabhuswami Hiremath [3] | Vaishali R Mohite [4] | Prakash Naregal [4] | Mahesh Chendake | Manisha C.Gholap

Abstract: Postnatal period is the period when the women readjusting physiologically and psychologically to motherhood. Emotional responses may be just as intense and powerful for experienced as well as for new mothers.1Postpartum depression (PPD) is an intense and pervasive illness with severe & liable mood swings, and is more serious and persistent than postpartum blues. Statement of the Problem A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE PREVALENCE OF POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AMONG PRIMIGRAVIDA MOTHERS IN KRISHNA HOSPITAL KARAD Objectives To determine the prevalence of postnatal depression among primigravida mothers. To determine the level of association between prevalence of postnatal depression and selected demographic variables of primigravida mothers. Method 60 Primigravida mothers were selected by Purposive sampling technique. Interview method by using Edinburgh Postpartum depression questionnaire was used to collect data. Mothers who score above 10 are likely to be suffering from a depressive illness of varying severity4 Result demographic data shows majority (43.8 %) were in the age group of 26-30 years, most of the mothers (62.5 %) were Hindus, it was observed that a large majority (46.5 %) held a high school education and (42.5 %) had primary education, As per occupation mothers (71.3 %) are house wife, monthly income of the mothers (35 %) headless than 2000 Rs. (35 %) had a 2000-4000 Rs. Mot of the mothers (55 %) are from nuclear family most of the mothers had a 2 children (43.8 %) mother (90 %) only takes care of children most during the day, most of mothers (86.3 %) are taking mixed type of food. which is comparable with previous research in Ireland, where prevalence rates of PND varied from 11.4 % to 28.6 %. Comparing with other international study also shows similar results. There was a not significant association (P

Keywords: prevalence, postnatal depression, primigravida

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015,

Pages: 247 - 249

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