Psychosocial impact of mothers with perinatal loss and its contributing factors

An insight

Rosnah Sutan, Rosnah Mohamad Amin, Khatija Banu Ariffin, Tang Zoun Teng, Mohd Faiz Kamal, Rusli Zaim Rusli

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Objective: To evaluate the psychosocial impact among mothers with perinatal loss and its contributing factors. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) from April 2008 to May 2009 using Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and self administered questionnaire. Results: Sixty-two respondents were included and most of them were working mothers (77.4%). The mean age of the respondents was (31.0±5.6) years and a majority of the subjects aged between 20-34 years (77.4%). According to the EPDS score, 53.2% of the respondents had a psychosocial impact with a total score of >9, out of 30. There was a significant relationship between psychosocial impact after perinatal loss and support from friends (P=0.019). However, there were no significant differences between psychosocial impact and history of previous perinatal loss, ethnicity, occupation, educational level, age or total income. Conclusion: Mothers with perinatal loss should be screened for psychosocial impact and offered support when needed. Family and friends should continue to provide emotional support. People who have experienced similar problem before will be able to provide better support than those who have not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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educational status
nationalities and ethnic groups
cross-sectional studies
Malaysia
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questionnaires
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Keywords

  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
  • Neonatal death
  • Perinatal loss
  • Psychosocial impact
  • Stillbirth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • veterinary(all)

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Psychosocial impact of mothers with perinatal loss and its contributing factors : An insight. / Sutan, Rosnah; Amin, Rosnah Mohamad; Ariffin, Khatija Banu; Teng, Tang Zoun; Kamal, Mohd Faiz; Rusli, Rusli Zaim.

In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B, Vol. 11, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 209-217.

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Sutan, Rosnah ; Amin, Rosnah Mohamad ; Ariffin, Khatija Banu ; Teng, Tang Zoun ; Kamal, Mohd Faiz ; Rusli, Rusli Zaim. / Psychosocial impact of mothers with perinatal loss and its contributing factors : An insight. In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 209-217.
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