Antenatal Relaxation Group for Anxiety and Depression Management (ARG)
Recruitment status was: Enrolling by invitation
Approximately 20% of pregnant women experience depression. Untreated depression during pregnancy is linked to decreased prenatal care, difficulties in the pregnancy, poorer outcomes for the baby, and developmental, language, and behaviour problems in the older child.
While medication can often offer relief, pregnant women suffering with depression are often reluctant to take medications that may affect the unborn baby. There is little research about the effectiveness of other treatments such as support groups.
The investigators project will provide relaxation groups for pregnant women with anxiety and depression. The group will provide a chance to get support from other pregnant women. Two health care specialists will provide information about anxiety and depression. They will also teach the skills for women to manage their symptoms. Women will be asked to complete a few questionnaires to evaluate their symptoms before, during, and after they join the group. They will also be asked to evaluate how the group met their needs.
|Anxiety Depression||Behavioral: mindful meditation Behavioral: interpersonal therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Antenatal Depression Group Research Project: The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Relaxation and Interpersonal Therapy to Relieve Anxiety and Depression Symptoms in Pregnant Women.|
- Depression as measured by Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and anxiety as measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Cambridge Worry Scale [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete the questionnaires before the group commences, at 4 weeks, at the end of the group, and 6 weeks postpartum. ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: mindfulness-based therapy
Behavioral: mindful meditation
interpersonal and psycho-educational
Experimental: interpersonal therapy
Behavioral: interpersonal therapy
Pregnant women between 15-28 weeks, who speak english are invited to join an 8 week group to relieve anxiety and depression.
We have collected sociodemographic data, as well as social support, life events.
Outcome measures are a decrease in anxiety and depression-as measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, the Cambridge Worry Scale, and the STAI-Trait Scale.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00855192
|Saskatoon Community Village|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7K 4A7|
|University of Saskatchewan Department of Psychiatry|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 0W8|
|Principal Investigator:||Angela N Bowen, PhD||University of Saskatchewan|