The Ratu's Model: A prevention model of postpartum depression

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Introduction: The Ratu's Model is a nursing model to prevent postpartum depression, is a product of Ratu's dissertation. Depression is one of the common psychological problem experienced by postpartum women. The number is estimated to reach 20% in Indonesia, 15–20% in the Riau Province, and must to be pressed to 1%. Objectives: This study aims to identify the effectiveness of Ratu's Model to prevent postpartum depression. Method: Quasi-experiment research alongside with pre–post test analysis of the control group, number of the respondents was undergone among 54 women pregnant and the spouses in each intervention and control group. Educational intervention was given toward intervention group for 3 times, with 3 times monitoring, and 3 times measurement. Result: A significant correlation between Ratu's Model with lowered postpartum depression incidence. Conclusion: The Ratu's Model is effective lowering the incidence of postpartum depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • Depression prevention
  • Postpartum depression
  • Ratu's model


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