Evaluation of postpartum depression and maternal attachment scale in a low socioeconomic level region: How was it affected during the Covid-19 pandemic period? Depression and Maternal Attachment in the Covid-19 pandemic

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Ramazan Denizli
Nihat Farisoğulları
Bedri Sakcak
Nayif Çiçekli
Mikail Özdemir
Önder Sakin


Objective: We aimed to investigate the frequency of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and maternal attachment status in a region with a low socioeconomic level during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Materials and Methods: Two hundred women who gave birth in our hospital were evaluated on postpartum 10th day with Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Maternal Attachment Inventory (MBI).

Results: The mean EPDS in the group with Normal Body Mass Index (BMI) was lower than in the other two groups. Average EPDS was higher in the group with sleep problems than those without sleep problems. Women who received support from their spouses had lower EPDS scores and higher MBI scores. EPDS scores were lower in the group with a good income. MBI scores were found to be lower in people within the increased length of hospital stay.

Conclusion: In the study, we conducted with a group with a low socioeconomic level during the pandemic. We determined that PPD rates increased considerably, and this situation


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Denizli, R., Farisoğulları, N., Sakcak, B., Çiçekli, N., Özdemir, M., & Sakin, Önder. (2022). Evaluation of postpartum depression and maternal attachment scale in a low socioeconomic level region: How was it affected during the Covid-19 pandemic period? Depression and Maternal Attachment in the Covid-19 pandemic. Medical Science and Discovery, 9(4), 228–232. https://doi.org/10.36472/msd.v9i4.711
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Received 2022-03-31
Accepted 2022-04-11
Published 2022-04-11


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