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Maternal Depression in Rural Pakistan: The Protective Associations with Cultural Postpartum Practices

Citation

LeMasters, Katherine; Andrabi, Nafeesa; Zalla, Lauren C.; Hagaman, Ashley K.; Chung, Esther O.; Gallis, John A.; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Bhalotra, Sonia; Sikander, Siham; & Maselko, Joanna (2020). Maternal Depression in Rural Pakistan: The Protective Associations with Cultural Postpartum Practices. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 68. PMCID: PMC6964000

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Traditional postpartum practices are intended to provide care to mothers, but there is mixed evidence concerning their impact on postpartum depression (PPD). It remains unknown if there is a unique impact of postpartum practices on PPD separately from other types of social support, or if practices differentially affect those with existing prenatal depression. In Pakistan, chilla (

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8176-0

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Regular

Year Published

2020

Journal Title

BMC Public Health

Author(s)

LeMasters, Katherine
Andrabi, Nafeesa
Zalla, Lauren C.
Hagaman, Ashley K.
Chung, Esther O.
Gallis, John A.
Turner, Elizabeth L.
Bhalotra, Sonia
Sikander, Siham
Maselko, Joanna

PMCID

PMC6964000

Data Set/Study

Bachpan cohort study

Continent/Country

Pakistan