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The Effect of the Family Delivery on Postpartum Depression and the Maternal Attachment

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  • Department of Nursing, BaekSeok University, Korea

Abstract


Background/Objectives: Delivery is the most noble process in women’s life. Thus further studies were performed to investigate the ways to manage them effectively. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The research tool was the questionnaire about the postpartum depression and maternal attachment formation, used for the experimental group who did the family delivery in the family delivery and the comparison group who did the general delivery in the general delivery room. Data analysis was done using the program SPSS ver.18.0, and general characteristic used the frequency analysis and homogeneity test of the experimental group and comparison group used t-test. Findings: The results of this study are as follows. 1. The general characteristics of the experimental group and comparison were found homogeneous in the variable. 2. Mothers who did the family delivery in the family delivery room had the lower postpartum depression scores than the mothers who did general delivery in the general delivery room. 3. Mothers who did the family delivery in the family delivery room had the higher maternal attachment formation scores than the mothers who did general delivery in the general delivery room. Application/Improvements: The family delivery appears to have a positive effect, so it is believed that it can be used as a more effective way if applied in a variety of situations.

Keywords

Family Delivery, Maternal Attachment, Postpartum Depression

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