Relationship of Social Support with Postpartum Depression in Sadewa Hospital Yogyakarta

Evi Wahyuntari, Mohammad Hakimi, Ismarwati Ismarwati


Background: Postpartum depression affects 13-15% of new mothers. Postpartum depression has a significant negative impact on cognitive, social and development of children. Objectives: Knowing the relationship of social support with postpartum depression in Sadewa hospital. Methods: Observational study design with cross-sectional approach. The research sample for 14-21 days postpartum mothers who visited the Sadewa hospital.108 respondents to fill out a questionnaire EPDS and SSQ. Analysis of the data using Spearman, Mann-Witney, and linear regression. Results: Postpartum depression prevalence of 35.2% (a score ? 10). Age and education were not associated with postpartum depression (p> 0.05). Parity associated with postpartum depression (p <0.005). Postpartum depression associated with social support have a negative correlation with the strength direction moderate relationship (r = -0, 58, p = 0.001) with a score of EPDS 8 (0-15), while social support score of 41.5 (23-153). Conclusion: Postpartum depression associated with social support and direction of a negative relationship. Implementation of postpartum depression screening using the EPDS applied to all postpartum mothers for early detection of postpartum depression.


Social support; postpartum depression; Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

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