Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate newly delivered mothers status of bonding to their babies, their status of experiencing depression following delivery, and associated factors.
Method: The study was descriptive and sectional-type; and performed in a public hospital between February 1-April 1, 2015. Sample of the study was composed of 150 women who approved to participate in the study during this time interval. Participant Information Form, Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were used as data collection tools. Data were collected by face-to-face interview technique. Kruskal Wallis, Mann Whitney U, Student T test and correlation analysis were used for statistical analysis of the data.
Results: It was found that mean score of women from mother-to-infant bonding scale was 1.13±1.81, mean score from depression scale was 8.12±4.85 and 16.7% of the women were within the risk group for depression. A statistically significant difference was detected between mother-to-infant bonding status of women in the study and their status of willingness at last pregnancy (p0.05). There was a significant difference between womens status of getting support from their spouses during the pregnancy and experiencing depression (p
delivery, bonding, depression.
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