Convergence effects of husband's help on self-efficacy and postpartum depression in mother

남편의 도움이 산모의 자기효능감과 산후우울에 미치는 융합적 영향

  • Received : 2018.01.24
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


This study is to find the convergence effect of a husband's help on self-efficacy and postpartum depression in mother. Each husband did mother and baby care until postpartum 6th week after completing three sessions of education. The data was collected in the 1st and 6th week postpartum, and analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Husbands's practice rate was 80%. Factors affecting to mothers' self-efficacy were parity, antepartum admission and husband's job, and to their postpartum depression were mothers' education, monthly income and antepartum depression. Prevalence of postpartum depression in the 1st and 6th week were 33.3% and 1.7% each. There were significant differences in increasing self-efficacy and in decreasing postpartum depression(p<.001), and there was a negative correlation between two variables(r=-.62, p=.01). Husbands' help brought convergence effects on increasing mothers' self-efficacy and decreasing postpartum depression(p<.001). This results could be used in developing intervention programs in managing mothers' self-efficacy and postpartum depression after repeated studies with wider range of subjects.


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