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Title: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A POSTNATAL PSYCHOEDUCATION PROGRAMME ON OUTCOMES OF FIRST -TIME MOTHERS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: SHEFALY SHOREY
Keywords: Psychoeducational intervention, maternal self-efficacy, social support, postnatal/postpartum depression, postnatal home visits, postpartum support
Issue Date: 16-Aug-2013
Source: SHEFALY SHOREY (2013-08-16). THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A POSTNATAL PSYCHOEDUCATION PROGRAMME ON OUTCOMES OF FIRST -TIME MOTHERS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background. The early postpartum period after the hospital discharge is a stressful transitional period for new mothers who need more psychosocial support. Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness of a Postnatal Psychoeducation Programme (PPP) on first-time mothers? self-efficacy (SE), social support (SS) and postnatal depression (PND). Methods. This was a randomized controlled trial with two phases. Phase I tested the validity and reliability of the Perceived Maternal Parental Self-Efficacy (PMPS-E) and Perinatal Infant Care Social Support (PICSS) scales. Phase II examined the effects of the PPP on maternal outcomes. Results. The PMPS-E and PICSS scales were valid and reliable when used among mothers in Singapore. The PPP was effective in improving first-time mothers? SE and SS and reducing PND both at six weeks and twelve weeks postpartum. Conclusion. This is the first study evaluating innovative postnatal services using a rigorous study design. The PPP has potential benefits for improving postnatal care.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/48527
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