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2020

Depression, Anxiety and Primiparity are Negatively Associated with Mother-Infant Bonding in Japanese Mothers.

Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment
  • Takaharu Motegi
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  • Yuichiro Watanabe
  • ,
  • Naoki Fukui
  • ,
  • Maki Ogawa
  • ,
  • Koyo Hashijiri
  • ,
  • Ryusuke Tsuboya
  • ,
  • Takuro Sugai
  • ,
  • Jun Egawa
  • ,
  • Rie Araki
  • ,
  • Kazufumi Haino
  • ,
  • Masayuki Yamaguchi
  • ,
  • Koji Nishijima
  • ,
  • Takayuki Enomoto
  • ,
  • Toshiyuki Someya

Volume
16
Number
First page
3117
Last page
3122
Language
English
Publishing type
Research paper (scientific journal)
DOI
10.2147/NDT.S287036

Purpose: Postpartum depression is a well-known risk factor, and postpartum anxiety and parity are potential risk factors, for mother-infant bonding disorder. However, few studies have focused on the relationships among these factors and mother-infant bonding. This cross-sectional study explored the associations between depression, anxiety and parity, and mother-infant bonding. Materials and Methods: Japanese mothers, both primiparas and multiparas, completed the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) one month after childbirth. We performed a stepwise multiple regression analysis with the forward selection method to assess the effects of HADS anxiety and depression scores and parity as independent variables on mother-infant bonding as the dependent variable. Results: A total of 2379 Japanese mothers (1116 primiparas and 1263 multiparas) took part in the study. MIBS score (2.89 ± 2.68 vs 1.60 ± 2.11; p < 0.0001) was significantly higher in primiparas than in multiparas. HADS anxiety (6.55 ± 4.06 vs 4.63 ± 3.41; p < 0.0001) and depression (6.56 ± 3.43 vs 5.98 ± 3.20; p < 0.0001) scores were also significantly higher in primiparas than in multiparas. A stepwise multiple regression analysis with the forward selection method revealed that HADS depression and anxiety scores and parity were significantly associated with MIBS score (p = 0.003, 0.015 and 0.023). Conclusion: Depression, anxiety and primiparity were negatively associated with mother-infant bonding one month after childbirth.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S287036
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33364763
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7751780
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  • DOI : 10.2147/NDT.S287036
  • Pubmed ID : 33364763
  • Pubmed Central ID : PMC7751780

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