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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2008;12(1):33-46.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2008.12.1.33    Published online January 31, 2008.
Childcare Stress, Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Fatigue Between Women Who Used and Not Used Sanhujori Facility
송주은, 김수, 장순복
산후 조리원 이용여부에 따른 산모의 양육스트레스, 산후우울, 산후피로 차이
송주은, 김수, 장순복
: The purpose of this study was to compare the level of childcare stress, postpartum depression and postpartum fatigue between women who used and not used Sanhujori facility.
: The research design was a descriptive study using a self-report questionnaire. The data were collected from July to September, 2006. The participants were 292 postpartum women who visited the obstetric clinic at 5 hospitals for a routine follow up between 4 and 6 weeks after childbirth. They were divided into two groups: a group of using Sanhujori facility (n=102) and a group of non-using (n=192) during the first three weeks after childbirth. The data were analyzed by using SPSS 12.0 with descriptive statistics, t-test, x2-test and multiple regression analyses.
: 1. There were significant statistical differences in family type, parity, number of assistants, and sleep satisfaction between the two groups. 2. The mean scores of childcare stress and postpartum depression in the group using Sanhujori facility (45.67±10.42, 9.28±4.47 respectively) were significantly higher than those of non- user (40.89±9.62, 8.07±4.35 respectively). But there was no statistically significant difference in postpartum fatigue between the two groups. 3. Multiple regression analysis while controlling the effect of differing variables between the two groups showed that using Sanhujori facility had significant positive effects on childcare stress and postpartum depression.
: Childcare stress is the most important problem among women who used Sanhujori facility during the first three weeks after childbirth. Based on this result, a nursing intervention for Sanhujori facility should be focused on reducing the childcare stress and enhancing mothering ability during mother's stay in Sanhujori facility.
Key Words: stress, depression, fatigue, Sanhujori facility (postpartum care facility)

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