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Determinants of early pospartum psychological reaction among mothers in Kuala Lumpur Hospital

Musa, Ramli and AAW, Abdullah and MIB, Saiful and MN, Hafiz and AAZ, Fahmi (2010) Determinants of early pospartum psychological reaction among mothers in Kuala Lumpur Hospital. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 9 (1). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1823-4631

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Introduction: Maternal psychological well-being determines early mother-infant relationship and baby’s health. Paying attention on this aspect is essential particularly in early postpartum period. This study aimed to determine early psychological reactions toward socioeconomic profi les, delivery methods and delivery outcomes among postpartum mothers in Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 twoweek- postpartum mothers participated in this cross sectional study and their psychological perspective was measured by using the Depressive, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS). Results: 4%, 16% and 4.7% of respondents had signifi cant depressive, anxiety and stress levels respectively. Conclusion: Socioeconomic variables such household income, level of education and presence of medical illness were statistically signifi cant to determine early postpartum psychological reactions but not the modes or outcomes of delivery.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/366
Uncontrolled Keywords: pospartum mothers, socio-economic, depressive, anxiety, stress
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 09:58
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 11:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/366

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