Does Enhancing Maternal Peer Interactions Decrease Rates of Postpartum Depression?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03793569|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 4, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Postpartum Depression||Behavioral: Peer discussion group||Not Applicable|
According to a 2014 Cochrane Review, postpartum depression (PPD) is present in 13% of new mothers by twelve weeks postpartum. Infant feeding, sleep routines, growth, and socioemotional and cognitive development can be adversely affected by maternal PPD. These negative effects can last into childhood. Previous studies have shown that strong social support is protective against PPD. The 2014 Cochrane Review on this topic comments that simple, inexpensive interventions to decrease rates of PPD are needed and that interventions led by lay-people and done in groups may be helpful to decrease rates of PPD. More recent studies focus on interventions for mothers already showing symptoms of postpartum depression, not on preventing these symptoms from developing.
The proposed work is important, because it capitalizes on recommendations for future research from the 2014 Cochrane Review on Psychosocial and Psychological Interventions for Preventing Postpartum Depression. The proposed work is also innovative, because it involves a preventive intervention from lay-people in a group setting, with new moms benefiting from each other. At the completion of this project, it is our expectation that mothers in the intervention group will have sustained decreased rates of PPD.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||33 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Control group and intervention group. Intervention group will participate in peer discussion group.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Does Enhancing Maternal Peer Interactions Decrease Rates of Postpartum Depression?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 27, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 1, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 30, 2019|
No Intervention: Control group
Participants will be recruited and asked to complete Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at specific timepoints postpartum.
Experimental: Intervention group
Participants will be recruited, asked to complete Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale at specific timepoints postpartum, and attend a peer discussion group.
Behavioral: Peer discussion group
Subjects in the intervention group will be asked to attend one peer group between four and eight weeks postpartum. Peer groups will be expected to last approximately one hour. Each peer group will include 5-10 new mothers. A facilitator will be present for these groups, but the hope is to have mothers discuss with each other their postpartum experience and activities of their newborn at home.
- Development of postpartum depression [ Time Frame: 4-8 weeks postpartum ]EPDS score > or = 10
- Development of postpartum depression [ Time Frame: 12 weeks postpartum ]EPDS score > or = 10
- Development of postpartum depression [ Time Frame: 6 months postpartum ]EPDS score > or = 10
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03793569
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Penn State Hershey Medical Center|
|Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|
|Principal Investigator:||Brittany A Massare, MD||Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|