Postpartum depression in immigrant Hispanic women: a comparative community sample.

@article{Shellman2014PostpartumDI,
  title={Postpartum depression in immigrant Hispanic women: a comparative community sample.},
  author={Laura Shellman and Renea Lindstrom Beckstrand and Lynn Clark Callister and Karlen E Beth Luthy and Donna Susan Freeborn},
  journal={Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={
          488-97
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine whether a high rate of postpartum depression (PPD), previously found in immigrant Hispanic women at a community clinic, would also be found in a community sample. DATA SOURCES Sixty women from local community settings were given the PPDS-S instrument and the General Acculturation Index to screen for PPD symptoms. Data were then compared with previously published community clinic data. CONCLUSION Sixty percent of the immigrant Hispanic women showed significant PPD. The… CONTINUE READING
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