An exploratory study to assess the prevalence of postpartum blues among the post natal mothers in selected hospitals at Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Jwala Choukikar and Pooja Nair Mam
The study adopted a non–experimental approach. The population consisted of postnatal mothers in selected hospital at Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 50 postnatal mothers. In this study investigators used conceptual framework based on General system theory of Von Ludwig Bretanlanffy (1968). The investigators used an EPDS to determine the prevalence consisting of 10 items, semi structured interview schedule was used for assessment of degree of postpartum blues consisting 20 items. It was validated by experts; reliability was calculated by using split half method and the “r” value 0.9, which shows that the tool was reliable. After conducting pilot study main study was carried out, based on objective and assumption, the data was analyzed using various descriptive and inferential (x2) test. From the study it is inferred that out of 50 subjects, 30 subjects had postpartum blues and 20 subjects had no blues and 36% of postnatal mothers having mild blues, 24% of mothers were suffering from moderate blues and no one had severe blues. The study shows that there is significant association between postpartum blues and socioeconomic status & education and non-significant association between postpartum blues and age.
Jwala Choukikar, Pooja Nair Mam. An exploratory study to assess the prevalence of postpartum blues among the post natal mothers in selected hospitals at Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):224-231.