Postpartum Depression and Cesarean Section

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00370903
First received: August 30, 2006
Last updated: January 31, 2008
Last verified: January 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this retrospective study is to determine if there is an increase in postpartum depression (PPD) among women who undergo an emergency cesarean section as opposed to a planned cesarean section. We will analyze the hospital and clinic medical records of postpartum women who delivered by cesarean section (CS) at Tulsa Regional Medical Center between January 1, 2003, and June 1, 2005, and who obtained their postpartum care at the OSU Ob/Gyn Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We will record whether the cesarean was planned or emergent, and we will note the score they received on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale when they came to the clinic for their four-week postpartum visit. A score of 12 or lower on the EPDS will be considered "not depressed", and a score of 13 or higher will be considered "depressed." Numbers of depressed patients will be compared among the two types of cesarean sections and analyzed for statistical differences using the chi-squared method of analysis.


Condition
Postpartum Depression

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Retrospective Study of Relationship of Postpartum Depression to Planned Versus Emergent Cesarean Section

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Further study details as provided by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 43 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Included are postpartum women ages 15 to 43 who have given birth via cesarean section at Tulsa Regional Medical Center between January 1, 2003 and June 1, 2005. Postpartum follow up visit(s) must have occurred at the OSU Ob/Gyn Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who deliver vaginally, have an intrauterine fetal demise, known anomalies in the delivered fetus, a known mood disorder during pregnancy, or drug use during pregnancy or the postpartum course will be excluded.
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Locations
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Houston Parke Clinic
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74127
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John M. Beal, D.O. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00370903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005009
Study First Received: August 30, 2006
Last Updated: January 31, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences:
cesarean
planned
emergent
postpartum depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Depression, Postpartum
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Puerperal Disorders
Pregnancy Complications

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