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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Influence Of Body Posture On The Association Between Postpartum Depression And Pain [influência Do Tipo Postural Na Associação Entre Depressão Pós-parto E Dor]
Author: Angelo R.C.O.
Da Silva D.C.
Zambaldi C.F.
Cantilino A.
Sougey E.B.
Abstract: Objective: To determine the association between postpartum depression (PPD), intensification of back pain and exacerbation of changes in postural alignment intrinsic to puerperium. Methods: Eighty women at 2 to 30 weeks postpartum were included in the study according to the following criteria: lite-rate mothers, gestation of 34 to 42 weeks, and healthy live-born infants. All mothers agreed to participate in the study. Depressive symptoms were measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and posture, using real time naturalistic observation. Results: There was a statistically significant association between PPD and pain intensity (p = 0.002). The upper back was the most frequent pain site among depressed women, both before (p = 0.04) and after delivery (p = 0.01). There were no associations between PPD and type of posture (p = 0.328). However, pain intensity was greater among depressed women in the swayback group (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The intensification of puerperal pain is closely associated with PPD. Our results suggest that back pain may be both a risk factor and a comorbidity of PPD among puerperal women and that pain and type of posture are interdependent. © APRS.
Editor: Sociedade de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/2237-6089-2013-0029
Date Issue: 2014
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