Postpartum Anemia and Postpartum Depression (PPADS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier:
First received: October 30, 2008
Last updated: April 20, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
Postpartum anemia (PPA) and Postpartum depression (PPD) are common afflictions affecting women after childbirth. Both disorders have a significant impact on women's health and functional status. Despite common symptoms and characteristics, a link between these entities has not been adequately studied. The objective of this study is to determine whether postpartum anemia is an independent risk factor for the development of postpartum depression. This prospective cohort study will include all women delivered by elective term cesarean delivery. Hemoglobin and iron levels will be measured, standardized questionnaires for assessment of PPD, functional status and lactation will be administered before discharge and at 3 & 6 weeks post partum. Hemoglobin levels at each time point will be analyzed for correlation with depressive symptoms, functional status and lactation success.

Postpartum Depression

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is Postpartum Anemia an Independent Risk Factor for Development of Postpartum Depression?

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Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of postpartum depression [ Time Frame: 0-6 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale results [ Time Frame: 0-6 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Functional status [ Time Frame: 0-6 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Lactation success [ Time Frame: 0-6 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood samples

Enrollment: 103
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women after term elective cesarean section

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women after term elective cesarean section

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 16 years, preterm (< 37 weeks) delivery, multiple gestation, symptomatic anemia necessitating blood transfusion, significant fetal anomalies or infant not discharged with mother for other reason, preexisting severe chronic maternal illness, preexisting maternal depression and/or current use of antidepressants, other psychiatric illness (e.g. bipolar disease, schizophrenia) or preexisting hemoglobinopathy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00782912

Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Howard Berger, MD St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
  More Information

Responsible Party: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier: NCT00782912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 08-155 
Study First Received: October 30, 2008
Last Updated: April 20, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
postpartum anemia, postpartum depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression, Postpartum
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Pregnancy Complications
Puerperal Disorders processed this record on May 30, 2016