Last updated on July 2019

The Effects of Pregnancy Classes and Contributing Factors to Postpartum Depression


Brief description of study

It is recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Obstetric Practice that all obstetricians screen each women for postpartum depression and anxiety with a validated instrument. Although much effort is made, the contributing factors still lack in the literature due to its multi-factorial nature and complexity.

In addition, the effects of prenatal education classes remain understudied. Therefore, this study aims to demonstrate the prevalence, characteristics and contributing factors of the postpartum depression. In addition, the change in prevalence and characteristics of the postpartum depression among women who had prenatal classes and not will also be assessed.

Detailed Study Description

Specific and validated instruments will be performed to women in their 8th week of postpartum period.

Those instruments are:

Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) Female genital self-image scale (FGSIS) Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) Breast-feeding efficacy scale short form (BSES-SF) Beck Depression Scale

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03763435

Recruitment Status: Closed


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