The Effect of Double D Method on Post Partum Depression Levels in post partum Mothers Phase Letting Go in Wonokromo Village Surabaya


  • Siti Maimunah Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya
  • Elly Dwi Masita Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya


Double D Method (Prayer and Dhikr), Post partum Depression.


Women had high risk to be postpartum depression attacks. Postpartum depression is described as a
non-psychotic disorder in the form of mood disorders and self-confidence lasting for up to one year (Almond,
2009; Apter, Devouche, Gratier, Valente, & Nestour, 2012). In the western states the incidence of
postpartum depression reaches 10- 20% while the share of developing countries reaches> 20%. This
condition will affect the social status of mothers, disorders of self-confidence, comfort disorders and even have
the intention to commit suicide and disruption of child development both intelligence, social and psychology

(Hansotte, Payne, & Babich, 2017). A preliminary study conducted in March 2018 in the Wonokoromo sub-
district found that 45% of postpartum mothers had postpartum depression at mild and moderate levels. The

purpose of this study was to determine the differences in the degree of postpartum depression between the
control group and the treatment group after being given a double D method (dhikr and prayer). This type of
research is quasi-experimental quantitative analysis with EDPS questionnaire instrument (Edinburgh Depression
Postpartum Scale). The sampling used was purposive sampling by determining the inclusion criteria which
amounted to 84 respondents by dividing 42 respondents as the control group and 42 respondents as the treatment
group. Analysis test used was Mann Whitney with a value of p <0.005. The results of the analysis test
obtained p = 0.001 which means that there was a significant difference in the level of postpartum depression
between the control group and the treatment group after being given a double D method (dzikir and prayer) in
postpartum mothers in the letting go phase (day 7). Conclusion: The double D method was effective in reducing
postpartum depression in postpartum mothers in the letting go phase.


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How to Cite

Maimunah, S. ., & Masita, E. D. . (2020). The Effect of Double D Method on Post Partum Depression Levels in post partum Mothers Phase Letting Go in Wonokromo Village Surabaya. PROCEEDING SURABAYA INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CONFERENCE 2019, 1(1), 263–267. Retrieved from