Prevalence of Postpartum Depression in Iran - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Veisani, Yousef and Sayehmiri, Kourosh (2012) Prevalence of Postpartum Depression in Iran - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (14). pp. 21-29.

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Introduction: Postpartum depression (PPD) as a major depressive episode that occurs within four weeks after delivery. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of PPD in Iran by using meta-analysis method. Methods: This researchwas a systematic review and a meta-analysis study of prevalence of postpartum depression that 15 articles were selected from 1997 to 2010 of different sub regions of Iran by using a valid keyword with search in valid database (SID, MedLib, IranMedex, Google and Magiran). To explore heterogeneity between studies I2 index was used. Meta-analysis used to data analysis with random effects model. Results: All the sample size in this study was 11665 with average of 777 samples. The pooled prevalence of PPD was 28.7 in Iran (CI 95:24.9-32.5) and in Studies that Edinburgh and Beck questionnaires were used, the prevalence was 26.9 (CI 95: 22.3-31.6) and 30.5 (CI 95: 21.4-39.6) respectively. The prevalence of PPD in women with a history of depression was 39.6 (CI 95: 36.6-73.3), Employed women and housewives 33.5 (CI 95 12.1-54.8) and 29 (CI 95: 14.5-43.5) respectively, in women with wanted and unwanted pregnancies, 40.3 (CI 95: 26.6-54.1) and 50.5 (CI 95:34.8-66.3) respectively. Conclusion: Prevalence of PPD is higher in Iranian’s studies compare with similar studies in other parts of the world. PPD was seen more in employed women, mothers with a history of depression and unplanned pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:29
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:29

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