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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
A study to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers at Venkatachalam Village, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Annarita Kajuju Mwenda, Lucy Gitonga and Kamweru PK

Background: Mood disturbance represents the most frequent from of maternal psychiatric morbidity in the postpartum period. Maternal sadness affects approximately 50-80% of women in the puerperal period with about 20% of those women developing postpartum depression.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers.
Objectives: 1. To determine the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers. 2. To associate the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers with their selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 postnatal mothers living in Venkatachalam Village, Nellore were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling method.
Results: Regarding the prevalence of postpartum depression, among 100 samples, 52(52%) had no depression, 30 (30%) had mild depression and 18 (18%) had moderate depression and no one had severe depression.
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How to cite this article:
Annarita Kajuju Mwenda, Lucy Gitonga, Kamweru PK. A study to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression among postnatal mothers at Venkatachalam Village, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(1):23-25.
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