QUT ePrints

The Course of Depression in Mothers' of Premature Infants in Hospital and at Home

Davis, Leigh M., Edwards, Helen E., Mohay, Heather A., & Wollin, Judy (2003) The Course of Depression in Mothers' of Premature Infants in Hospital and at Home. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21(2), pp. 20-26.

Abstract

The risk of continuing depression in mothers of very premature infants after discharge has not been studied in any depth. This study compared reports of maternal depressive symptomatology at one month after infant birth (Phase 1) and three months following infant hospital discharge (Phase 2). Fifty-two mothers completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale at these two points in time. Results indicate that the percentage of mothers who reported high levels of depressive symptoms significantly decreased between Phase 1 and Phase 2. Logistic regression analysis indicated that depression scores at Phase 1 and maternal stress at Phase 2 were important factors in explaining depression scores at Phase 2.

Impact and interest:

1 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
0 citations in Web of Science®

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 9390
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional URLs:
Keywords: premature infant, postpartum depression, NICU, family, psychological distress
ISSN: 1447-4328
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Australian Nursing Federation
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:00

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page