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|Title:||Postnatal demoralisation among women admitted to a hospital mother-baby unit: validation of a psychometric measure.|
|Epworth Authors:||McKenzie, Dean|
|Other Authors:||Bobevski, Irene|
Postnatal Mental Health
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Dec;18(6):817-27|
|Abstract:||Demoralisation is a psychological state characterised by experiences of distress and sadness, helplessness, subjective incompetence and hopelessness, in the context of a stressful situation. Experiences of demoralisation may be particularly relevant to women who have recently given birth, who can feel incompetent, isolated and helpless. The psychometric properties of the Demoralisation Scale among women in the postnatal period participating in a clinical program were examined. Women admitted with their infants to a hospital mother-baby unit in Australia for five nights were recruited consecutively (N = 209) and assessed at admission and discharge.|
|Journal Title:||Archives of Women's Mental Health|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.|
Department of Psychiatry, Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Validation Study|
|Appears in Collections:||Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
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