Depression, perceived stress, and social support among first-time Chinese mothers and fathers in the postpartum period

Gao, Ling-Lng, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi and Mao, Qing (2009) Depression, perceived stress, and social support among first-time Chinese mothers and fathers in the postpartum period. Research In Nursing and Health, 32 1: 50-58. doi:10.1002/nur.20306


Author Gao, Ling-Lng
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Mao, Qing
Title Depression, perceived stress, and social support among first-time Chinese mothers and fathers in the postpartum period
Journal name Research In Nursing and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-6891
1098-240X
Publication date 2009-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/nur.20306
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 50
End page 58
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We compared the prevalence of depression in the postpartum period and its relationship with perceived stress and social support in first-time mothers and fathers. A cross-sectional study was conducted in mainland China with a convenience sample of 130 pairs of parents. Measures taken at 6-8 weeks after delivery included the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Social Support Rating Scale. Eighteen (13.8%) of the mothers and 14 (10.8%) of the fathers were suffering from depression. No signficant differences were found in their prevalence rates. Perceived stress, social support, and partner's depression were significantly associated with depression. These findings suggest counseling, support, and routine screening for depression should be provided to both mothers and fathers.
Keyword Chinese mothers and fathers
Depression
Postpartum
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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