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The impact of sleep, stress, and depression on postpartum weight retention: A systematic review
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  • Rui Sherry Xiao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sharina D. Person, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Student Author(s)
Rui Sherry Xiao; Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers
GSBS Program
Clinical & Population Health Research
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
Date
11-1-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To review the impact of sleep, stress, and/or depression on postpartum weight retention. METHODS: We searched three electronic databases, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and PsycInfo. Studies were included if they were published between January 1990 and September 2013 in English, measured sleep, stress, and/or depression in the postpartum period, and assessed the association of these factors with postpartum weight retention. Two reviewers reviewed included articles and rated study quality using a modified version of the Downs and Black scale. RESULTS: Thirteen studies met our pre-defined eligibility criteria, reporting on 9 study samples. Two were cross-sectional studies and eleven were longitudinal studies. The study sample size ranged from 74 to 37,127. All four studies examining short sleep duration and postpartum weight retention reported a positive association. The four studies examining postpartum stress and weight retention reported non-significant associations only. Of 7 studies examining postpartum depression and weight retention, 3 reported non-significant associations, and 4 reported positive associations. CONCLUSION: Research investigating the impact of postpartum sleep, stress, depression on weight retention is limited. Future longitudinal studies are needed.
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Citation: Xiao, R. S., Kroll-Desrosiers, A. R., Goldberg, R. J., Pagoto, S. L., Person, S. D., & Waring, M. E. (2014). The Impact of Sleep, Stress, and Depression on Postpartum Weight Retention: A Systematic Review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(5), 351–358. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.09.016

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PubMed ID
25306538
Citation Information
Rui Sherry Xiao, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Robert J. Goldberg, Sherry L. Pagoto, et al.. "The impact of sleep, stress, and depression on postpartum weight retention: A systematic review" Vol. 77 Iss. 5 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherry_pagoto/106/