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Paternal postnatal depression: prevalence and the associated demographic and maternal reproductive factors among Iranian fathers

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(2023) Paternal postnatal depression: prevalence and the associated demographic and maternal reproductive factors among Iranian fathers. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. p. 13. ISSN 0264-6838

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Abstract

BackgroundPaternal postnatal depression (PPND) is a critical mental health issue that may harm family members' health and relationships. The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) is the most common self-reported questionnaire for postnatal depression screening among mothers and fathers worldwide. However, identifying fathers with postnatal depression and determining the related factors have been neglected in some countries.AimsThe present study aimed to determine the prevalence of PPND and then to identify its predictive demographic and reproductive factors. Two cut-off points (10 and 12) for the EPDS were used to detect PPND.MethodsThis cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 eligible fathers selected via multistage sampling. Data were collected using a demographic checklist and the EPDS.ResultsNone of the participants had previously been screened for PPND. The mean age of the participants was 35.53 +/- 5.47 years, and most of them were self-employed and had university degrees. The prevalence of PPND was 24.5 and 16.3 using the EPDS cut-off scores 10 and 12, respectively. An unwanted pregnancy and an abortion history were the predictors of PPND at both EPDS cut-off scores, with gravidity and the number of abortions also being associated with PPND at the cut-off score of 10.ConclusionIn line with the related literature, our results revealed a fairly high prevalence of PPND and its related factors. This indicates the need for a screening program for fathers during the postnatal period to detect and adequately manage PPND and prevent its adverse effects.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Yazdanpanahi, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Mirmolaei, S. T.UNSPECIFIED
Taghizadeh, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Jaafarpour, M.UNSPECIFIED
Hajifoghaha, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Postpartum depression Edinburgh father reproductive factors Iran postpartum depression perinatal depression symptoms mothers predictors health scale child risk newborn Psychology
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Page Range: p. 13
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2023.2201844
ISSN: 0264-6838
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/4414

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