Year: 2009 Source: Clinical Medicine: Reproductive Health, v.2, (2009), p.9-19 SIEC No: 20090955

This exploratory descriptive study used secondary data from a study of women who experienced symptoms of postpartum depression to examine the relationship between coping mechanisms & suicide ideation. Convenience & purposive sampling were used to obtain a community sample of 40 women in Alberta & New Brunswick. Binary logistic regression was employed. Approximately 27% of the sample reported suicide ideation within the past 7 days. Results showed lower levels of emotion-focused coping & higher levels of avoidance-focused & religious coping predicted suicide ideation in participants. Problem-focused coping did not predict suicide ideation. (48 refs.)