Causes of Women’s Postpartum Depression Symptoms: Men’s and Women’s Perceptions

Causes of Women’s Postpartum Depression Symptoms: Men’s and Women’s Perceptions

Causes of Women’s Postpartum Depression Symptoms: Men’s and Women’s Perceptions

Causes of Women’s Postpartum Depression Symptoms: Men’s and Women’s Perceptionss

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Référence bibliographique [17292]

Habel, Catherine, Feeley, Nancy, Hayton, Barbara, Bell, Linda et Zelkowitz, Phyllis. 2015. «Causes of Women’s Postpartum Depression Symptoms: Men’s and Women’s Perceptions ». Midwifery, vol. 31, no 7, p. 728-734.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Cette étude aborde la perception des hommes et des femmes quant aux causes des symptômes de la dépression postnatale, et en explore les similitudes et différences.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé des membres de 30 couples hétérosexuels de la région de Montréal.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«In this study, we found that men and women had many different explanations for the development of women’s PPD symptoms. Societal expectations of women, physical health problems, the transition to parenthood, lack of support, personality characteristics and history of mental health problems, child-related challenges, unmet healthcare needs, unmet childbirth expectations and other stressing events were thought to be the causes underlying these symptoms. Although some participants attributed women’s symptoms to one main cause, all considered that several factors were involved. […] We also found that, except for societal expectations of women, all the causes were endorsed by both men and women. […] In the present study, men thought societal expectations of women played a role in symptom development. The men believed that expectations for women were different than for men, that women were expected to fulfil multiple roles simultaneously and that this expectation placed great pressure on their partners. […] Of the nine causes described by our participants, only one was related to physical health problems. Some participants attributed women’s symptoms to hormonal changes, complications following childbirth, or lack of sleep.» (p. 732)