Physical Conditions and Depressive Symptoms of Chinese Postpartum Mothers in the United States and Taiwan

  • Cheng C
  • Walker L
  • Chu T
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Abstract

In this study, we aimed to determine commonalities and differences in physical conditions and depressive symptoms of Chinese postpartum mothers in the United States and Taiwan, and whether their relationship differs by country. Data from 151 Chinese mothers in the United States and 238 Taiwanese mothers were analyzed. A physical health condition checklist and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CESD) scale were used. More Taiwanese mothers experienced depression. Depression scores were correlated with physical conditions. Over 50% of mothers with depression experienced physical exhaustion, sleep disturbances, interrupted sleep, and decreases in memory. Active assessments and cultural care for managing physical conditions may prevent postpartum depression.

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Authors

  • Ching Yu Cheng

  • Lorraine O. Walker

  • Tsui Ping Chu

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