The Effects of Fatigue, Postpartum Family Support on Postpartum Depression in Postpartum Women

산욕기 산모의 피로, 산후 가족지지가 산후우울에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Da-Jin (Department of Nursing, Busan Ilsin Christian Hospital) ;
  • Park, Jung-Suk (College of Nursing, Kosin University)
  • Received : 2018.05.28
  • Accepted : 2018.06.28
  • Published : 2018.06.30


Purpose: This study was to investigate the effects of fatigue, postpartum family support on postpartum depression in postpartum women. Methods: Data were collected through structured questionnaires. The participants of this study were 123 postpartum women in B metropolitan city. The data were analyzed with the SPSS/Win 18.0 program, using descriptive statistics, in independent t-test, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The subjects' degree of fatigue and postpartum depression had strong positive correlation (r=.623, p<.001). The subjects' degree of postpartum family support and postpartum depression had moderate negative correlation (r=-415, p<.001). Factors that affect postpartum depression were fatigue (${\beta}=.492$, p<.001), postpartum family support (${\beta}=-.234$, p=.001), pre-conception job (${\beta}=.222$, p=.001), Pregnancy depression (${\beta}=.177$, p=.007), Parity (${\beta}=.167$, p=.009). The explanation power was 55.0%. Conclusion: The study results indicate that it is necessary to various programs that can reduce postpartum mothers' fatigue and improve postpartum family support, in order to reduce the postpartum depression.


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