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[Infants' temperament and health problems according to maternal postpartum depression].
J Korean Acad Nurs. 2011 Aug; 41(4):444-50.JK

Abstract

PURPOSE

Mothers' postpartum depression is a worldwide health concern that produces compromising effects on their infants. This study was conducted to compare the infants' temperament and health problems according to the presence of maternal postpartum depression.

METHODS

Data were collected from May to October in 2009. The sample was 137 mothers at one month postpartum. The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to assess depressive symptoms.

RESULTS

At one month postpartum, 22.6% of mothers were classified as having postpartum depression. Infants of depressed mothers were more frequently classified as difficult temperament infants. They showed lower scores on the amenability, rhythmicity and persistency and higher scores on activity in temperament. Also, infants of depressed mothers reported more infant health problems at one months. Maternal depression showed significant negative correlations with family functioning, social support and marital satisfaction.

CONCLUSION

Study findings show that postpartum maternal depression is associated with infants' temperament and health, and thus screening and early interventions for postpartum depression would promote the health of both the mother and infant.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing & The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. ksbang@snu.ac.kr

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

kor

PubMed ID

21964219

Citation

Bang, Kyung Sook. "[Infants' Temperament and Health Problems According to Maternal Postpartum Depression]." Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, vol. 41, no. 4, 2011, pp. 444-50.
Bang KS. [Infants' temperament and health problems according to maternal postpartum depression]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2011;41(4):444-50.
Bang, K. S. (2011). [Infants' temperament and health problems according to maternal postpartum depression]. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 41(4), 444-50. https://doi.org/10.4040/jkan.2011.41.4.444
Bang KS. [Infants' Temperament and Health Problems According to Maternal Postpartum Depression]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2011;41(4):444-50. PubMed PMID: 21964219.
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