Sadness along with happiness: depression and satisfaction with life among postpartum women in Faisalabad
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between demographic variables, Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Satisfaction With Life (SWL) in postpartum women of Faisalabad district. This is the first time that a study on postpartum women has been conducted in Faisalabad. In this cross-sectional study sample of 120 postpartum women (age range 20-40) has been collected from Saint Raphael Hospital Faisalabad by using convenience sample technique. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and Satisfaction with life Scale were used to measure PPD and SWL among postpartum women. A demographic form used to obtain demographic characteristics of the sample. Results show significant negative relationship between PPD and SWL among postpartum women of Faisalabad at r=0.659 and 0.868, respectively. Results also show significant positive relationship of age and language with postpartum depression at r=0.236 and 0.316, respectively, and significant negative relationship of economic status, residence, hospital, and checkup pattern with postpartum depression with r= -0.365, -0.284, -0.192, and -0.206. Moreover, there is a non-significant relationship between SWL and any demographic variable. Results indicated that PPD and SWL are inversely linked in postpartum women at Faisalabad. And demographic variables are also linked with postpartum depression. Implications are also discussed in the conclusions.
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