Post Partum Depression among Rajbansi Women in Nepal
Keywords:Postpartum depression (PPD), Rajbansi, Mothers, Nepal
This is a cross-sectional and descriptive study which uncovered and described Postpartum Depression and its contributing factors among Rajbansi mothers in Nepal.
Methodology: quantitative tools semi-structured questionnaires, check lists used covering 375 samples of Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari districts of Nepal.
Findings: Prevalence of Postpartum Depression (PPD) was 12.27% in Rajbansi mothers. PPD was associated with sleeplessness (p= <0.0001) in the study. Mental stress was associated with sleeplessness (p= <0.0001). Habit of alcohol use by husband was associated with sleeplessness in wife or mothers (p= <0.0001). Habit of tobacco use or smoking by husband was associated with sleeplessness in wife or mothers (p= 0.005).
Conclusion: Economic conditions, education, habits of husband were associated with mental stress in mothers and mental stress in mothers was also associated with Postpartum Depression of mothers in Rajbansi was statistically significant. Mothers with labour occupation or very poor, uneducated and those wives of alcohol taking and smoking husbands were vulnerable to PPD.
Researcher: A Research Journal of Culture and Society Vol.1(1) 2013
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