Volume 27, Issue 2 (Summer 2020)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2020, 27(2): 128-138 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.32592/JBirjandUnivMedSci.2020.27.2.101


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Haji Mohammad Khani S, Abedian Z, Azhari A, Shakeri M T, Talebi M. Investigating the impact of physical-mental exercises on depression after preterm delivery: A clinical trial. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2020; 27 (2) :128-138
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-2797-en.html
1- MSc Student of Midwifery Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , hajims961@mums.ac.ir
2- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine clinic , Imam Reza (AS) Educational, Research and Medical Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics, school of health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
5- psychiatric clinic, Imam Reza (AS) Educational, Research and Medical Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract:   (1671 Views)

Background and Aim: Preterm delivery, and the consequences are include premature newborn, hospitalization in the NICU ward, psychological damage to mother and heart family performing low-cost, practical interventions can play an important role in promoting maternal health by to reduce psychological trauma. Therefore, the present study was performed to determine the impact of physical-mental exercises on depression after preterm delivery.

Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 100 women with preterm delivery 28-36 weeks, it was performed in public hospitals in Mashhad in 2019. Sampling was performed by random blocking method and the subjects were selected by available method and were divided into two control groups (n=50) and intervention (n=50). The intervention group performed stretching exercises as well as meditation by the researcher on the third day after delivery with a frequency of two sessions per week for up to 8 sessions, and the control group received the usual care. Beckchr('39')s depression questionnaire was completed for both groups in the first 24 hours after delivery and at the end of the study. Statistical analysis of the data was performed by independent t-test, Mann-Whitney and Wilkaxon.
Results: The mean score of depression in the intervention and control groups at the end of the study was statistically significant (p0.001). The mean score of depression in the intervention group was significant at the beginning and the end of the study (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Stretching exercises with a focus on the body after delivery can reduce the rate of depression in mothers with preterm delivery.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2019/12/31 | Accepted: 2020/03/5 | ePublished: 2020/06/30

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