Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-

Postpartum home care and its effects on mothers' health: A clinical trial


Hourieh Shamshiri Milani1, Parastoo Amiri1, Maryam Mohseny1, Alireza Abadi1, Seyyed Mohammadreza Vaziri2, Marjan Vejdani3 
1 Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Rasoul-e Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Parastoo Amiri
Department of Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 8th Floor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Velenjak, Tehran
Iran

Background: Postpartum home care plays an important role in prevention of postpartum complications. Regular visits of mothers during this period are imperative. This study aimed to provide postpartum home care for mothers to assess its effects on mothers' health in Iran. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in two phases. First, a comprehensive postpartum home care program was compiled by performing a comparative study, using the available guidelines in this regard in different countries and based on the opinions of the experts. Next, a clinical trial was carried out on 276 women who gave birth in the university hospitals affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. There were 92 mothers in the intervention and 184 in the control group. The intervention group mothers were provided with postpartum home care service while the control group did not receive such a service. Results: Outcome assessment at 60 days' postpartum revealed a significant difference between the two groups in terms of the use of supplements, birth control methods, postpartum depression, breastfeeding problems, constipation, and fatigue (P < 0.05). No significant differences were noted between the two groups with regard to hospitalization, hemorrhoids, backache and lumbar pain (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The postpartum home care program had a positive effect on some aspects of the mothers' health status and their satisfaction in our society.


How to cite this article:
Milani HS, Amiri P, Mohseny M, Abadi A, Vaziri SM, Vejdani M. Postpartum home care and its effects on mothers' health: A clinical trial.J Res Med Sci 2017;22:96-96


How to cite this URL:
Milani HS, Amiri P, Mohseny M, Abadi A, Vaziri SM, Vejdani M. Postpartum home care and its effects on mothers' health: A clinical trial. J Res Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 8 ];22:96-96
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