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Treatment of Postnatal Depression for Low-Income Mothers in Primary Care in Santiago, Chile (DPP)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00518830
First Posted: August 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2007
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Information provided by:
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile
  Purpose
A randomized clinical trial was carried out at primary care level in Santiago, Chile to investigate a combined treatment for women suffering post-natal depression and preventing the adverse consequences of this illness on infant's growth and development.

Condition Intervention
Postnatal Depression Other: multi-component intervention Other: Usual care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Postnatal Depression

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Further study details as provided by Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • EPDS [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • four dimensions of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Questionnaire: mental health; emotional role; social functioning; and vitality(34) and significant clinical improvement. [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]

Enrollment: 230
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PND-MCI
The multi-component intervention involved a psychoeducational group, treatment adherence support, and pharmacotherapy if needed
Other: multi-component intervention
The PND-MCI included psycho-educational groups, structured pharmacotherapy if needed, and systematic monitoring of clinical progress and treatment compliance
Active Comparator: usual care
'Usual care' included all services normally available in the clinics, including antidepressant medication, brief psychotherapeutic interventions or referral for specialty treatment
Other: Usual care
included all services normally available in the clinics, including antidepressant medication, brief psychotherapeutic interventions or referral for specialty treatment

Detailed Description:

Background: We compared the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention with usual care to treat postnatal depression among low-income mothers in primary care clinics in Santiago, Chile.

Methods: Randomised controlled trial. Two hundred and thirty mothers with major depression attending postnatal clinics were randomly allocated to either a multi-component intervention or usual care. The multi-component intervention involved a psychoeducational group, treatment adherence support, and pharmacotherapy if needed. Data were analysed on an intention-to-treat basis. The main outcome measure was the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at 3 and 6 months after randomisation.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers meeting criteria for current DSM-IV major depression were eligible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • who had received any form of treatment for their depression during their current postnatal period,
  • those who were pregnant,
  • with psychotic symptoms,
  • serious suicidal risk,
  • history of mania,
  • alcohol or drug abuse
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00518830


Sponsors and Collaborators
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Graciela Rojas, MD University of Chile
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00518830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1040434
First Submitted: August 20, 2007
First Posted: August 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile:
postnatal depression
primary care
depressed women

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