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MENTAL DISTRESS DURING THE PUERPERIUM: THE NURSING TEAM'S KNOWLEDGE

Ana Paula Almeida Brito, Sarha de Oliveira Gonçalves Paes, Welington Luis Lima Feliciano, Maria Luiza Gonzalez Riesco

Resumo


Objective: to assess the Rooming-In Nursing team’s knowledge about mental distress during the puerperium and to offer subsidies for educational actions.

Method: a descriptive and quantitative study carried out with 30 Nursing professionals from a public teaching hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. The data were collected between December 2020 and January 2021 using a structured questionnaire and analyzed descriptively.

Results: 73.3% of the nursemidwives, nurses, and nursing technicians and assistants were aged ≥40 years old, and 80% had more than five years of working time. There was a predominance of knowledge about the role of Nursing and its respective practices in the assistance provided in cases of mental distress during the puerperium (majority of expected answers in 80% of the questions), in contrast to the knowledge about pathophysiology, symptoms and causes of puerperal blues, depression and psychosis (majority of expected answers in 40% of the questions).

Conclusion: the results can support permanent education, aiming to expand the Nursing team’s knowledge and strengthen the care process.


Palavras-chave


Postpartum Depression; Postpartum Period; Continuing Education; Rooming-In; Nursing-Midwifery.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5380/ce.v27i0.87603