Association between postpartum depression and pica during pregnancy

Ezzeddin, Neda and Zavoshy, Rosa and Noroozi, Mostafa and Jahani Hashemi, Hassan (2015) Association between postpartum depression and pica during pregnancy. Masters thesis, Faculty of Health.

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Introduction and Objectives Postpartum depression is a common disorder and social debilitating that has an adverse effects on the mother, child and family. Pica is an eating disorder characterized by persistent consumption of non-nutritonal substances. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of postpartum depression with pica during pregnancy Method This case-control study was carried out in health centers in the west of Tehran. Our study subjects consist of 152 patients suffering from depression (cases ) and 148 non-depressed women (controls ). In addition to collecting demographic and pica data, the Edinburgh Depression Scale was used.The data was analyzed by both descriptive and analytic analyses such as ² and logistic regression in SPSS version 16. Result The frequency of pica among the studied population was 8.33% and pagophagia (ice and freezer frost) was the most common non-nutritive substance (76%). In this study, there wasn’t a significant association between pica during pregnancy and postpartum depression ) P=0.091, OR=2.24, CI=0.878, 5.713. (Also, there weren’t significant association between type (P= 0.137), onest (P= 1) and duration (P= 0.113) of pica during pregnancy with postpartum depression. Conclusions It doesn’t seem that pica during pregnancy is a risk factor for PPD. Key words: Postpartum depression, pica, pregnancy

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Depositing User: Health School Students
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 09:22
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2416

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