Impact of Mothers Touch Program to Improve Maternal Health After Birth
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03715218|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2018
After the child birth most women experience major health issues such as depression, severe fatigue, back pain, perineal pain, mastitis, urinary or faecal incontinence, sexual problems and relationship problems with partners. That all lead to poorer emotional and mental health and factors contributing isolation, exhaustion and physical health problems.
'Sava Mahina (6-week period) is a traditional practice for postpartum women in India, which include special diet, lifestyle and supportive care. The current multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) aims to evaluate outcomes of Indian postpartum care on women.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Post Partum Depression Quality of Life||Other: Mothers Touch Program Other: Usual Care Program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||160 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Indian Postpartum Care: A-randomised Trial to Improve Maternal Health Six Weeks After Birth|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 21, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 15, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 12, 2018|
Experimental: Mother Touch Program
Post natal care provided by trained carer after the birth. 6 weeks of care included massage, special diet, physical and mental relaxations.
Other: Mothers Touch Program
Mothers Touch Program with bed rest, Relaxation program to reduce stress, massage for mother and infant, gently physical exercise and special dietary program each week.
Usual care Program
Usual care and supervision was provided as usual.
Other: Usual Care Program
Usual care group had advice, support and educational program delivered by midwife, or physicians.
- Change in Post-natal depression [ Time Frame: 6 weeks following child birth ]Changes were assessed using Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale
- Change in Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 6 weeks following child birth ]Quality of life was measured using Short Form-36
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03715218
|NMP Medical Reserach Institute|
|Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
|Study Chair:||Rekha Chaudhari||Mothers Touch Foundation, India|
|Principal Investigator:||Neha Sharma||Warwick Research Services|
|Study Director:||Sangram Birje||Mothers Touch Foundation, India|
|Study Director:||Aparna Chaudhari||Mothers Touch Foundation, India|