Title

Pregnant Women Experiencing IPV: Impact of Supportive and Non-Supportive Relationships with Their Mothers and Other Supportive Adults on Perinatal Depression: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2012

Abstract

The current study explored the views of women experiencing interpersonal violence (IPV) and their relationship with their mothers or other supportive adult, and determines how this relationship affected perinatal depressive symptoms. The sample consisted of 30 urban and rural pregnant women enrolled in a larger ongoing randomized controlled trial. Data from quantitative instruments that measured depressive symptoms were examined in combination with qualitative interview data collected at baseline and six months post-natal. Women describing positive relationships with their mothers or another supportive adult reported statistically significant lower depressive symptoms scores (p < .05).

Comments

Copyright © 2012 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

DOI

10.3109/01612840.2012.712628