Postpartum Depression and Marital Relationship

Daniela Meçe


Three hundred-ninety-eight new mothers, from one month postpartum to one year post partum were part of this study. The study was conducted in Tirana. The aim of this study is to explore postpartum depression (PPD) and the factors that can contribute to PPD, with an emphasis on marital relationship. Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale and the revised version of Beck Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory (PDPI - R) were used in this study to evaluate women with PPD and factors contributing to PPD. Approximately 23% of women that used the Edinburg Postpartum Depression Scale were found to have PPD. To evaluate the relationship between Postpartum Depression and marital relationship is used Pearson correlation. Postpartum depression and marital relationship were negatively moderately correlated at a significant level.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n4p319

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