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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Chia-Hsing Wu

Chia-Hsing Wu

Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare & Management Department of Nursing, Taiwan

Title: Exploration study of the beliefs of postpartum depression in postpartum women’s relatives


Biography: Chia-Hsing Wu


Emotional instability is quite common in the group of postpartum women; it sometimes can be a sign of postpartum depression. This illness is not only a disaster event happened on individual postpartum women and it also bring significant negatively effect within the relatives even in the family. However, their relatives usually received less care in this period of time although they are the key person taking care of pregnant women after delivery. The aims of this study were to explore 1) what are the beliefs of postpartum women’s family’s in relation to the causes of postpartum depression. 2) Mental health literacy regarding postpartum depression among relatives of postpartum women in order to develop knowledge and prevent the strategies related to postpartum depression. Snowball sampling with open ended interview combines with qualitative analysis to achieve the target of this study. The results of this study indicated that family believed that postpartum depression related to mental health issues, Family conditions, including the understanding of postpartum depression, family and social support and the relationship with families, were also believed as risks of postpartum depression. The results of this study are not only providing several useful recommendations for health workers regarding to the education to pregnant women and their family, but also contribute the literacy of postpartum depression among postpartum women and their relatives.