A Culturally Appropriate Intervention for Preventing and Reducing Postpartum Depression
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02862444|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 11, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2016
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a highly prevalent and serious mental health problem and is defined as the most recent episode of depression occurring between four weeks and twelve months after childbirth. PPD has negative effects, which are usually strongest during the first six months and may decrease the quality of mother-child interaction, adversely affecting the child's behavior and emotional and cognitive development, as well as the spouse marital relationship.PPD prevalence is estimated at 10 to 20%. A recent studies among Arab-Bedouin women, reported 31% - 43 of PPD.
Aims: To develop and implement a culturally appropriate intervention program by using focus group (FGs) methodology
Methods and Research program description: The study includes two phases. First, qualitative study will be conducted by using focus groups (FGs) method and based on the results of this phase we will develop a culturally based program. The second phase will include implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of a culturally appropriate intervention.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Postpartum Depression||Other: Culturally Appropriate Intervention|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||382 participants|
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness of a Culturally Appropriate Intervention for Preventing and Reducing Postpartum Depression Among Arab Women in Southern Israel|
|Study Start Date :||August 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2018|
Culturally Appropriate Intervention
Other: Culturally Appropriate Intervention
Women in the intervention arm will receive a culturally appropriate intervention that will be provided to them according to the five strategies of culturally appropriate interventions of Kreuter et al. (2003).
- Postpartum depression will be measured by Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]Postpartum depression will be measured by Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), which was used to identify the high-risk cases of PPD. The EPDS is a ten-item self-rating scale designed to identify PPD and it is widely used in primary care settings. Each item is scored on a three-point scale (from zero to three points), the minimum and maximum total score ranging from 0 to 30, respectively. A score of thirteen and over was found to be the optimal cut-off score for probable major depression. It is accepted to use a score of ten to twelve to indicate low to moderate PPD and a score of ≥13 to indicate probable major PPD.