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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

PREVALENCE OF POST PARTUM DEPRESSION AMONG THE PATIENTS REPORTING COMBINED MILITARY HOSPITAL CMH LAHORE USING EPDS SCALE

Dr. Asfia Bashir, Dr. Tayyeba Rehman* and Dr. Umar Sultan

ABSTRACT

Background: To find out the prevalence of postpartum depression amongst the patients reporting combined military Hospital Lahore using Edinburg Postpartum Depression scale. Methods: This was a cross sectional, non-interventional study with purposive sampling technique type. The study was conducted at Combined Military Hospital Lahore from 1st December 2016 to 22nd March 2017. Data was collected using pre-tested self-administered questionnaire based upon Edinburg Postpartum Depression Scale. The study population composed of 259 women delivered Combined Military Hospital Lahore. Results: The overall prevalence of postpartum depression was 8.1%. Regarding APGAR score, 85.7% children delivered at both hospital was normal which 7 to 10% was. 8.9% women blamed themselves unnecessarily when things went wrong after a while. 13.1% had been worried or anxious for no good reason. Conclusion: Prevalence of postpartum depression was noticeably high amongst mother with risk factors. To facilitate patient education and intervention strategies, a large study is recommended to determine risk factors for postpartum depression.

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