Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

The Effect of Preeclampsia on Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and Postpartum Depression


Clinician Nurse, Health Sciences University Izmir Tepecik Research and Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, İzmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, İzmir, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 1; 1: -
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.2609
Read: 224 Downloads: 151 Published: 01 April 2021

Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of preeclampsia on breastfeeding self-efficacy and postpartum depression.

Material and Methods: Descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2018- May 2019 in a research and training hospital in Izmir, in Turkey. Mothers that comply with acceptance criteria, giving birth with caesarean section and has preeclampsia (n=73) were accepted in the study. Data were collected with Personal Identity Form, Edinburg Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) and Breastfeeding Self-efficacy Scale (BSES) in two follow-up. The first follow-up was conducted in patient room with face-to-face interview together with mothers that completed their 24 hours after the birth. The second follow-up was conducted by telephone conversation in the second month after the birth. Descriptive statistics, non-parametric tests and correlation analysis were used in data evaluation.

Results: The depression risk of preeclamptic mothers was 16.4% in the 24th hour of birth, while it was 9.6% in the second month. A positive strong correlation was found between BSES mean score of 24th hour and second month of mothers after the birth.       

Conclusion: According to results found in this study, self-efficacy of preeclamptic mothers was low and postpartum depression risk of preeclamptic mothers were lower in their second month, risk was still in progress.

Cite this article as: Ozkardes T, Egelioğlu Cetişli N. The Effect of Preeclampsia on Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and Postpartum Depression. Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.2609.

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