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Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Home-Based Peer Support on Maternal-Infant Interaction, Infant Health Outcomes, and Postpartum Depression (PPD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2009 by Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Women's Health Research Unit
Social Support Research Program
University Health Network, Toronto
Edmonton Mental Health Services
Canadian Mental Health Association
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Department of Health and Wellness, NB
Information provided by:
Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00298311
First received: March 1, 2006
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose
The objective of this study is to examine the impact of a home-based peer support intervention for mothers affected by postpartum depression (PPD) and for their infants.

Condition Intervention
Postpartum Depression
Procedure: Peer Support

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An RCT to Evaluate the Effect of Home-Based Peer Support on Maternal-Infant Interaction, Infant Health Outcomes, and Postpartum Depression

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Further study details as provided by Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • maternal-infant interaction [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • cognitive development [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • social development [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • salivary cortisol [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • depressive symptomatology [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • social support [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 104
Study Start Date: November 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Peer Support
    12 weeks of home visits by peer mentor recovered from PPD and Keys to Caregiving (NCAST, 1990) program
Detailed Description:
This controlled study will help establish the link between support for maternal caregiving, maternal-infant interaction, infant neuroendocrinology and infant cognitive and social development. The primary hypothesis predicts that home-based peer support will improve maternal-infant interactions. Secondary hypotheses predict that home-based peer support will: improve infants' cognitive development; improve infants' social development; decrease average daily salivary cortisol levels in infants; reduce maternal depressive symptomatology; and improve maternal perceptions of social support.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible mothers will be identified as experiencing symptoms of PPD and scores >12 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
  • Mothers must speak English or French.
  • Mothers will not be excluded for taking anti-depressant or anti-psychotic medication, using other interventions for PPD, or reporting a history of mental illness;
  • The infant must be full-term, in the care of the mother and between 3 to 6 months of age at initial enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants who have been admitted to the NICU
  • Infants will be excluded if medicated with corticosteroids
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00298311

Contacts
Contact: Linda Duffet-Leger (506) 452-6160 lindadl@rogers.com

Locations
Canada, Alberta
Women's Health Research Unit Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Nicole L Letourneau, PhD    506-458-7647    nicolel@unb.ca   
Contact: Katie Young, MA    506-447-3204    kyoung@unb.ca   
Canada, New Brunswick
Linda Duffet-Leger Recruiting
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5A4
Contact: Linda Duffet-Leger, MN    (506) 452-6160    lindadl@rogers.com   
Principal Investigator: Nicole Letourneau, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy
Women's Health Research Unit
Social Support Research Program
University Health Network, Toronto
Edmonton Mental Health Services
Canadian Mental Health Association
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Department of Health and Wellness, NB
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nicole Letourneau, PhD The University of New Brunswick
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nicole Letourneau, University of New Brunswick
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00298311     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PPD MOD
Study First Received: March 1, 2006
Last Updated: February 6, 2009

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 25, 2017