Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives

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Main Author: Deleault, Jenessa Danielle
Language:English
Published: Antioch University / OhioLINK 2015
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Online Access:http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1443125585
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spelling ndltd-OhioLink-oai-etd.ohiolink.edu-antioch14431255852021-08-03T06:33:15Z Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives Deleault, Jenessa Danielle Clinical Psychology Postpartum Depression Medical Decision Making Treatment women human females new mothers This research study aims to understand the medical decision-making process for new mothers who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or psychological distress following birth, and understanding their treatment preferences. This study replicates one by Patel and Wisner (2011), and was developed from their suggestions in further research. The goal was to replicate the methodology with a more diverse sample of new mothers. The study reviews recent literature on postpartum depression and anxiety, including, symptoms, etiology, risk factors, the impact on family functioning and child development, as well as the literature on medical decision-making. The Decisional Conflict Scale, the Problem-Solving Decision Making Scale, and the Control Preferences Scale were used to assess the decision-making process, desired control in problem solving and decision making, and decisional conflict. The results revealed that women preferred more collaborative problem solving related to diagnosing, and preferred to retain more responsibility related to decision making about treatment. The group of mothers who had made a decision about treatment endorsed statistically lower levels of decisional conflict versus those who had not made a treatment decision. Furthermore, respondents who endorsed a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, or a mood disorder (self-reported) also endorsed statistically lower levels of decisional conflict. In reference to decision making and preferences, there was no difference found between groups of respondents who endorsed psychological distress and those who did not. Regardless of symptoms, respondents indicated they preferred collaborative decision-making and wanted to retain control in the process. 2015 English text Antioch University / OhioLINK http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1443125585 http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1443125585 unrestricted This thesis or dissertation is protected by copyright: all rights reserved. It may not be copied or redistributed beyond the terms of applicable copyright laws.
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language English
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topic Clinical Psychology
Postpartum Depression
Medical Decision Making
Treatment
women
human females
new mothers
spellingShingle Clinical Psychology
Postpartum Depression
Medical Decision Making
Treatment
women
human females
new mothers
Deleault, Jenessa Danielle
Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
author Deleault, Jenessa Danielle
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title Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
title_short Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
title_full Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
title_fullStr Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
title_full_unstemmed Treatment Decision Making in the Postpartum Period: Examining Women’s Preferences and Perspectives
title_sort treatment decision making in the postpartum period: examining women’s preferences and perspectives
publisher Antioch University / OhioLINK
publishDate 2015
url http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1443125585
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