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Prevalence of Postpartum Depression among Women Attending Vaccination Clinics in Khartoum State Hospitals from August 2008 to October 2008

Prevalence of Postpartum Depression among Women Attending Vaccination Clinics in Khartoum State Hospitals from August 2008 to October 2008

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Title: Prevalence of Postpartum Depression among Women Attending Vaccination Clinics in Khartoum State Hospitals from August 2008 to October 2008
Author: NAJM ALDEEN, REEm
Abstract:  The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression in mothers of babes younger than 9 month of age in Al Khartoum State Sudan from the period of August 2008- October 2008. And to study some of the risk factors associated with the development of P.P.D.  The study was facility based (cross-sectional descriptive study) carried out in Vaccination centre in KHARTOUM state health centres on 70 woman. Personal interview was conducted by using Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) & Questionnaire about the demographic variables. Data were & analyzed By SPSS programme.  In the studied area the prevalence of P.P.D. was found to be 24.17%. according to the studied risk factors the following were found : 80% of mothers less than 20 years old develop P.P.D. , the prevalence was more sever in illiterate women 44.4% , unstable marriage was found to be significantly associated with developing P.P.D. with 62.5% , & low socio-economic statues increase the prevalence of P.PD. 66.7%.  The recommendation was to increase the awareness among healthcare givers & parents by providing the information about P.P.D. & incorporate E.P.D.s questionnaire in the routine well babe & paediatric visits. Sever cases should be detected early, treated & followed up (for mother & child).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1664
Date: 2008


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