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Article: Learned resourcefulness, social support, and perinatal depression in Chinese mothers

TitleLearned resourcefulness, social support, and perinatal depression in Chinese mothers
Authors
KeywordsChinese Mothers
Learned Resourcefulness
Perinatal Depression
Social Support
Stress
Issue Date2012
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nursingresearchonline.com
Citation
Nursing Research, 2012, v. 61 n. 2, p. 78-85 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Postnatal depression is a major health problem that can have detrimental effects on infants' psychosocial development; however, there are few longitudinal studies on the protective role of learned resourcefulness against the development of postnatal depression. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to examine the relationships among learned resourcefulness, social support, stress, and depressive symptoms across the perinatal period and to determine the mediating role of learned resourcefulness and social support between stress and depressive symptoms in the perinatal period. METHODS: A longitudinal design was used. A convenience sample of 170 first-time Chinese mothers completed the assessment during pregnancy and were followed up at 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. The Self-Control Schedule, Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey, Social Readjustment Rating Scale, and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were used. Path analysis was employed. RESULTS: Learned resourcefulness had a direct impact on depressive symptoms and mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms during pregnancy and at 6 weeks postpartum. Social support had a direct impact on depressive symptoms and mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms during pregnancy. Learned resourcefulness and social support directly predicted depressive symptoms at 6 months postpartum. DISCUSSION: Learned resourcefulness and social support serve to protect against the development of depressive symptoms and mediate the relationship between stress and depressive symptoms in the perinatal period. Culturally competent healthcare should be developed to equip women with learned resourcefulness skills and foster support network to combat the stress of new motherhood, thereby minimizing the risk of perinatal depression. Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178311
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.856
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.802
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SWCen_US
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dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:45:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationNursing Research, 2012, v. 61 n. 2, p. 78-85en_US
dc.identifier.issn0029-6562en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178311-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Postnatal depression is a major health problem that can have detrimental effects on infants' psychosocial development; however, there are few longitudinal studies on the protective role of learned resourcefulness against the development of postnatal depression. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to examine the relationships among learned resourcefulness, social support, stress, and depressive symptoms across the perinatal period and to determine the mediating role of learned resourcefulness and social support between stress and depressive symptoms in the perinatal period. METHODS: A longitudinal design was used. A convenience sample of 170 first-time Chinese mothers completed the assessment during pregnancy and were followed up at 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. The Self-Control Schedule, Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey, Social Readjustment Rating Scale, and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were used. Path analysis was employed. RESULTS: Learned resourcefulness had a direct impact on depressive symptoms and mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms during pregnancy and at 6 weeks postpartum. Social support had a direct impact on depressive symptoms and mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms during pregnancy. Learned resourcefulness and social support directly predicted depressive symptoms at 6 months postpartum. DISCUSSION: Learned resourcefulness and social support serve to protect against the development of depressive symptoms and mediate the relationship between stress and depressive symptoms in the perinatal period. Culturally competent healthcare should be developed to equip women with learned resourcefulness skills and foster support network to combat the stress of new motherhood, thereby minimizing the risk of perinatal depression. Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nursingresearchonline.comen_US
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Researchen_US
dc.subjectChinese Mothersen_US
dc.subjectLearned Resourcefulnessen_US
dc.subjectPerinatal Depressionen_US
dc.subjectSocial Supporten_US
dc.subjectStressen_US
dc.titleLearned resourcefulness, social support, and perinatal depression in Chinese mothersen_US
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