A Study On Postpartum Depression

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Read over and organize write an intro paperrater grammark Introduction Postpartum depression has been a medical diagnosis in recent history. Though, postpartum depression has been a problem since the 18th century. Medicine has come long way in discovering treatment for postpartum depression, but the risks are still under investigation. Screening women for postpartum depression after delivery has been a trend in many hospitals, but what puts them at risk is important. There are many factors, but Zadeh, Khajehei, Sharif, & Hadzic’s (2012) study looked at high risk pregnancy inparticular. Purpose: This study evaluated factors that influence anxiety and depression after pregnancy to determine if a high risk pregnancy was a factor (Zadeh…show more content…
Furthermore, the Chi-square test was used to determine the differences between groups in terms of anxiety and depression. The Chi-square test determines whether two variables are independent or related (Burns & Grove, 2010). They also compared the probability of occurrence of anxiety and depression between the two study groups using odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic data. (Zadeh et al., 2012). This problem is significant to nursing in a variety of ways. According to Zadeh et al. (2012), this type of study has never been conducted. Previous studies only investigated the prevalence of postpartum depression following normal pregnancy (Zadeh et al., 2012). Around one third of all pregnancies are classified as high-risk pregnancies. A high risk pregnancy consists of medical problems of mother before pregnancy, medical complications due to pregnancy, obstetrical complications and fetal problems (Zadeh et al., 2012). High prevalence of postpartum psychological problems and lack of specific studies to examine the relationship between postpartum psychological problems and high-risk pregnancies because it has never been studied (Zadeh et al., 2012). Therefore, a study was needed to determine, are these women at a higher risk for postpartum depression and anxiety due to their pregnancy diagnosed as high-risk? Research has already
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