Effect of the 'Mother and Baby' Program on Well-Being
The study investigates the effect of the 'Mother and Baby' (M&B) program on the psychological health and well-being of new mothers 6-10 weeks following the birth of their baby. The M&B program is an 8-week program of group exercise and education sessions provided by various health professionals. The design of the study is a comprehensive cohort design, including a randomised controlled trial. The primary outcome measure is the Affect Balance Scale. The hypotheses are:
- The M&B program has a positive effect on new mothers' psychological health and well-being.
- The M&B program increases participation in regular physical activity.
- the M&B program benefits first time mothers more than women who have had more than one child.
|Postnatal Depression||Behavioral: Exercise and education Behavioral: Education||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Effect of the 'Mother and Baby' Program on New Mothers' Psychological and Physical Well-Being.|
- Affect Balance Scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
- Exercise level [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
"Mother and Baby" Program comprising exercise and education.
Behavioral: Exercise and education
Weekly exercise and education program for 8 weeks
Other Name: Exercise
Active Comparator: 2
Written educational material
Other Name: Educational material
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00361478
|The Angliss Hospital|
|Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, 3156|
|Study Director:||Mary P Galea, PhD||University of Melbourne|
|Principal Investigator:||Emily Ashby, BPhysio||The Angliss Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Margaret Sherburn, MWHlth||University of Melbourne|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Osborne, PhD||University of Melbourne|