POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: AN EDUCATIONAL MODULE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

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Title:
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: AN EDUCATIONAL MODULE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Author:
Kapinos, Linda A.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a well- recognized public health problem with a predictable onset beginning after childbirth and lasting from 3 to 14 months. Studies consistently report that cases of PPD are not identified and treated which results in serious personal, family, and social consequences (Webster et al., 2000). Therefore, it is of great importance that this disorder be diagnosed and treated early to prevent these deleterious consequences. The reported prevalence for PPD ranges from 3.5% to 33% depending upon assessment criteria used (Whifen as cited in Evins et al., 2000). The purpose of this clinical project was to review the literature in order to identify those factors that prevent postpartum depression from being identified and treated. A critique of the literature led to assessing one commonly used screening tool and to proposing strategies to increase early diagnosis and treatment. Not a single article reported PPD as being identified and treated, and this resulted in the development of an education module for health care providers. A suggestion for future educational modules includes targeting women in their reproductive years, as well as the community. The goal of these educational modules would be to is increase awareness of PPD risk factors, screening, and treatment strategies to avoid women and their families from suffering from PPD sequelae.
Type:
text; Report-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Berg, Judith

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePOSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: AN EDUCATIONAL MODULE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERSen_US
dc.creatorKapinos, Linda A.en
dc.contributor.authorKapinos, Linda A.en
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractPostpartum depression (PPD) is a well- recognized public health problem with a predictable onset beginning after childbirth and lasting from 3 to 14 months. Studies consistently report that cases of PPD are not identified and treated which results in serious personal, family, and social consequences (Webster et al., 2000). Therefore, it is of great importance that this disorder be diagnosed and treated early to prevent these deleterious consequences. The reported prevalence for PPD ranges from 3.5% to 33% depending upon assessment criteria used (Whifen as cited in Evins et al., 2000). The purpose of this clinical project was to review the literature in order to identify those factors that prevent postpartum depression from being identified and treated. A critique of the literature led to assessing one commonly used screening tool and to proposing strategies to increase early diagnosis and treatment. Not a single article reported PPD as being identified and treated, and this resulted in the development of an education module for health care providers. A suggestion for future educational modules includes targeting women in their reproductive years, as well as the community. The goal of these educational modules would be to is increase awareness of PPD risk factors, screening, and treatment strategies to avoid women and their families from suffering from PPD sequelae.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeReport-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBerg, Judithen
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