The Effect of Maternal Role Intervention with Increased Maternal Role Identity Attainment in Pregnancy and Infant Growth: A Meta-analysis


  • Warsiti Warsiti Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada



Maternal role, Pregnant women, Postpartum, Maternal role identity attainment


AIM: The study is to investigate the effect of maternal role intervention with increased maternal role identity attainment in pregnancy and infant growth.

METHODS: The authors conducted a meta-analysis of published research articles on the effect of maternal role intervention with increased maternal role identity attainment in pregnancy and infant growth. We published research articles between May 2018-January 2020 in the online database of Pubmed, ProQuest and EBSCO. Weight mean differences were calculated using fixed and random-effect models. The data were analyzed using Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5.3).

RESULT: There were nine studies which conducted systematic review then continued by a meta-analysis of relevant data with the total number of samples was 1474 subjects. The results showed that there was maternal role effect with increased satisfaction of becoming a mother (weight mean difference = −2.24 [95% confidence interval (CI) −4.19 −0.29]) and decreased mother depression (weight mean difference = −1.93 [95% CI −3.09 −0.78]), (p < 0.05).Depression and satisfaction variables had homogenous research variation. While, maternal role in supporting infant health, mother competency, and trust in taking care of infants is not associated with maternal role identity attainment (p > 0.05).

CONCLUSION: This analysis confirmed an effect of maternal role intervention in pregnancy and postpartum can increasing satisfaction of becoming a mother and decreasing depression.


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Warsiti W. The Effect of Maternal Role Intervention with Increased Maternal Role Identity Attainment in Pregnancy and Infant Growth: A Meta-analysis. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 21 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];8(F):287-92. Available from:



Meta-analytic Review Article