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Submitted: 20 August 2019 Modified: 22 August 2019
HERDIN Record #: 102255-19082011373171

Mental health promotion program to enhance maternal adjustment among postpartum women.

Ria Valerie D. Cabanes

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Introduction A statistical extrapolation reported 126,826 cases of post partum depression in the
Philippines in 2004, prompting the proposal of the Postpartum Depression Research Act of 2007. This
quasi-experimental research tested the Mental Health Promotion Program for Postpartum Women.
The study elaborated the link between identified high-risk mothers for postnatal mood disturbances
and effect of the intervention two weeks postpartum.



Methods This was conducted using Postnatal Depression Predictor Inventory Scale-Revised,
administration of a two-week Mental Health Promotion Program for Postpartum Women consisting
of self-mastery, social support and sleep; and evaluation of postnatal depression scores of mothers
through Edinburg's Postnatal Depression Scale two weeks after g iving birth.



Results Mothers who are at risk of developing postpartum mood disorders were predominant. It also
discovered that majority of high-risk mothers reported depressive symptoms. There was no significant
difference in the postpartum mood between the study and control groups after the Mental Health
Promotion Program for Postpartum Women. The intervention was able to address three factors:
blaming oneself, fear and panic without reason, and difficulty s leeping due to sadness.



Conclusion There is no significant difference in the postpartum mood between the control and study
group after the intervention, however, the Mental Health Promotion Program for Postpartum Women
was able to successfully target three factors: blaming oneself, fear and panic without reason, and
difficulty sleeping due to sadness.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
The Health Sciences Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
January-June 2019
Volume
8
Issue
1
Page(s)
63-71
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