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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2017, 15(6): 440-448 Back to browse issues page
THE EFFECT OF GROUP COUNSELING BASED ON PROBLEM SOLVING ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IN MOTHERS ATTENDING TO HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN HAMADAN CITY
Parisa Parsa 1, Parastoo Ahangpour 2, Fatemeh Shobeiri 3, Alireza Soltanian 4, Alireza Rahimi 5
1- Associate Professor, Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- M.Sc. Student in Consultation in Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Professor Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran (Corresponding Author)
4- Associate Professor Department of Statistics, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5- Associate Professor Department of Psychiatrics, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (992 Views)
Background & Aims: Postpartum depression is a critical condition that affects not only mothers but their infants. For this reason, early diagnosis and conducting counseling interventions are essential in reducing these problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of group counseling on postpartum depression in mothers referring to Hamadan health centers in 2016.
Material & Methods: The study was a clinical trial. The study population consisted of postpartum women who were referred to health centers in Hamadan in 2016. A total of 82 people were selected by random sampling method and allocated to two groups of control and test (each group was 41). For the test group, eight group counseling sessions were run based on problem solving. Data were gathered in pre and post test with Edinburgh standard depression inventory questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS20 software, independent t-test, paired t-test, Chi-square and covariance analysis were used.
Results: There was no significant difference between the scores of pre-test depression in the two groups (P> 0.05). Meanwhile, there was a difference between the two groups on post-test scores. So, group counseling training had a significant effect on reducing postpartum depression in test group (P <0.01(
Conclusion: These results suggest that group counseling based on problem solving approach can be used along with other therapeutic techniques to reduce postpartum depression.
 
Keywords: postpartum depression, problem solving, group counseling, women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: مامایی
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Parsa P, Ahangpour P, Shobeiri F, Soltanian A, Rahimi A. THE EFFECT OF GROUP COUNSELING BASED ON PROBLEM SOLVING ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IN MOTHERS ATTENDING TO HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN HAMADAN CITY. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 15 (6) :440-448
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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