Prenatal distress and increased psychosocial risks in the postpartum period among Indonesian women

Monna Maharani Hidayat, Imami Nur Rachmawati, Dewi Gayatri

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to identify the relationship between prenatal distress and postpartum psychosocial conditions in Indonesia. Method: This cross-sectional study involved 162 pregnant women in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, selected by two stages of cluster sampling. We used Indonesian versions of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) and Postnatal Risk Questionnaire (PNRQ) as research instruments. Results: The results showed more than a quarter of pregnant women (34%) experience high prenatal distress and are at risk of postpartum psychosocial conditions (27%). It was also found that prenatal distress was associated with postpartum psychosocial conditions (p < 0.05, OR 3.36, 95% CI 1.63–6.92). Conclusions: Postpartum psychosocial conditions are influenced by prenatal distress. This study suggests screening for prenatal distress in mothers from early pregnancy. Awareness of psychosocial state during the prenatal period is essential for preventing problems in the postpartum period.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Postpartum maternal
  • Prenatal distress
  • Psychosocial risk

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