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Vitamin D reduces postpartum depression and fatigue among Iranian women


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Rouhi, M ORCID: 0000-0003-3722-5433, Rouhi, N, Mohamadpour, S and Tajrishi, HPR 2018 , 'Vitamin D reduces postpartum depression and fatigue among Iranian women' , British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 26, no. 12 , pp. 787-793 , doi: 10.12968/bjom.2018.26.12.787.

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Background: Depression and fatigue have been recognised as common postpartum morbidities. One of the proposed well established aetiologies is vitamin D deficiency, which is prevalent among Iranian women.Aim: To determine the efficiency of vitamin D supplement on postnatal depression and fatigue. Method: In this double blind, randomised controlled trial, 80 primiparous women, who scored ≥13 and ≥20 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Fatigue Identification Form, respectively, were randomly distributed into the control and intervention groups over 4-10 months following birth. Groups received vitamin D3 1000IU and placebo pills daily for 6 months. Logistic regression tests assessed the relation between variables. Findings Vitamin D decreased depression scores and fatigue scores in the intervention group (P>0.001). Conclusion: Considering vitamin D supplements as routine postpartum care among high-risk women would be useful. However, more studies are needed to support this conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rouhi, M and Rouhi, N and Mohamadpour, S and Tajrishi, HPR
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 0969-4900
DOI / ID Number: 10.12968/bjom.2018.26.12.787
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