The Relationship between Perineal Demage in Delivery and Postpartum Depression

분만 시 회음부 손상과 산후 우울간의 관계

  • 장현정 (꽃동네대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.08
  • Accepted : 2018.02.26
  • Published : 2018.02.28


This study was conducted to examine the relationship between perineal demage, a physiological element that mothers experience immediately after delivery, and postpartum depression. The postpartum depression level of women after delivery was $6.67{\pm}4.34$ points at delivery, $7.41{\pm}4.77$ after 2 weeks, and $7.77{\pm}5.27$ after 6 weeks. The degree of mild postpartum depression increased to 26% after delivery, 33% after 2 weeks, and to 41.4 after 6 weeks. At 2 weeks and 6 weeks postpartum, the feeling of discomfort during walking or sitting caused by perineal incision had a direct correlation with postpartum depression. Therefore, in order to prevent postpartum depression, management of discomfort associated with the perineal incision should be given priority.


Supported by : 꽃동네대학교


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