Social Support for Postpartum Mothers with Postpartum Depression: Scoping Review


Mail Ikha Muflikha(1*)
Mail Rosmita Nuzuliana(2)
Mail Sri Lestari(3)

(1) Universitas 'Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) Universitas 'Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(3) Universitas 'Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author
10.31101/ijhst.v3i1.1979| Abstract views : 330 | PDF views : 165


Background: In Indonesia, the incidence of postpartum depression accounts for 50% to 70% of postpartum women. Therefore, ladies within the postnatal amount would like a social support from individuals around them to adapts to their new role as mothers. The lower the social support provided, the upper the postnatal depression. Research objective: Collection of articles discussing social support for postpartum mothers with postpartum depression Method: Five stages were wont to conduct scoping a review. The 5 stages embrace characteristic analysis queries, characteristic relevant studies, choosing studies, charting knowledge, and an aggregation, summarizing and reportage the results.Result: It was found that 9 selected literature had Grade A and B. 4 themes emerged as a result of the scoping review comprising of husband support, family support, friend support and self-efficacy for mothers experiencing postpartum depression. The literature was obtained from quantitative and qualitative research originating from developed and developing countries. Conclusion: Social support obtained from husband, family, friends, and self-efficacy is very important to reduce the rate of postpartum depression. The research gap was used as a reference in future research. It is hoped that researchers can develop research on the factors correlated to postpartum depression.


Postpartum, Social Support, Postpartum Depression

Full Text:



Barkin L. J, Joan R. Bloch, Kristina C. Hawkins, and Thomas S. T. (2014). Barriers to Optimal Social Support in the Postpartum Period. Mercer University School of Medicine. Department of Community Medicine. JOGNN, 43, 445-454.

Baron KG, Berg CA, Czajkowski LA, et al. (2011) Self-efficacy contributes to individual differ¬ences in subjective improvements using CPAP. Sleep and Breathing 15(3): 599–606.

Corrigan C, Kwaky A, Groh C. (2015). Social Support, Postpartum Depression, And Professional Assistance: A Survey Of Mothers In The Midwestern United States. J perinat Educ. 24(1):48-60.

Elvira, S. (2011). Depresi Pasca Persalinan. Jakarta: Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Indonesia.

Ester. (2010). Efektivitas Intervensi Edukasi pada Depresi Postpartum.Universitas Indonesia : Ilmu Keperawatan.

Gao L, Chan SW, Mao Q. (2009). Depression, Perceived Stress, And Social Support Among First-Time Chinese Mothers And Fathers In The Postpartum Period. Res Nurs Health 32:50–58

Ibrahim, F. (2012). Faktor-Faktor Yang Berhubungan Dengan Depresi Postpartum Di RSIA Pertiwi Makassar. Makassar : Biostatistik FKM Unhas.

Kristianto B. (2015). Hubungan Dukungan Sosial Dengan Depresi Pasca Persalinan di Puskesmas Mergangsan Kota Yogyakarta. Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Kazmi, S, F, et al. (2013). Relationship Between Social Support And Postpartum Depression. Hazara University, Mansehra.

Löckenhoff CE, Duberstein PR, Friedman B, et al. (2011) Five-factor personality traits and subjec¬tive health among caregivers: The role of car¬egiver strain and self-efficacy. Psychology and Aging 26(3): 592–604.

Martini, F. (2014). Hubungan Dukungan Suami Dengan Kejadian Depresi Postpartum Pada Ibu Nifas. Jurnal Kesehatan Metro Sai Wawai Volume VII. Program Studi Kebidanan Metro Poltekkes Kemenkes Tanjungkarang.

Marshall, F. (2004). Mengatasi Depresi Pasca Melahirkan. Jakarta: Arcan.

Miyake dkk., (2011). Employment, Income, And Education And Risk Of Postpartum Depression: The Osaka Maternal And Child Health Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 130(1-2), 133-137.

Negron R, Martin A, Almog M, Balbierz A, Howell A.E. (2012). Social Support During the Postpartum Period: Mothers’ Views on Needs, Expectations, and Mobilization of Support. Department of Health Evidence and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1077, New York, NY, USA. Matern Child Health J 7:616–623.

O’Hara M.W., & Swain AM. (2009). Rates and risk of Postpartum depression: A meta analysis. International Review Psychiatry, 8(4), 37-54.

O’Neill,P, Cycon A, Friedman L. (2018). Seeking Social Support And Postpartum Depression: A Pilot Retrospective Study Of Perceived Changes. Midwifery. United states.

Vaezi A, Soojoodi F, Banihashemi A. T, Nojomi M. (2018). The Association Between Social Support And Postpartum Depression In Women: A Cross Sectional Study. Journal Women and Birth.

Webster J. et al. (2011). Quality Of Life And Depression Following Childbirth: Impact Of Social Support. Journal Midwifery.

Xie et al. (2009). Prenatal Social Support, Postnatal Social Support, and Postpartum Depression. AEP Vol. 19, No. 9 September 2009: 637–643.

Yagmur, Y and Ulukoca N. (2010). Social Support And Postpartum Depression In Low-Socioeconomic Level Postpartum Women In Eastern Turkey. Int J Public Health 55(6):543-9

Zhang Y and Jin S.(2014). The impact of social support on postpartum depression: The mediator role of self-efficacy. Journal of Health Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31101/ijhst.v3i1.1979

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 330 times
PDF - 165 times

Cited By


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health Science and Technology

International Journal of Health Science and Technology

Indexing by :
Google Scholar International Journal of Health Science and TechnologyIJHST
Universitas 'Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta
Kampus Terpadu: Jalan Siliwangi (Ring Road Barat) No. 63, Nogotirto, Gamping, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55292, Indonesia
Telepon: (+62274) 4469199
Fax.: (+62274) 4469204
Email: ijhst@unisayogya.ac.id

Lisensi Creative Commons
International Journal of Health Science and Technology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License..