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"Becoming Parents": A Hospital-community Partnership

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01383551
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong
Kwong Wah Hospital
University of Michigan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
TIWARI, Agnes, The University of Hong Kong

May 30, 2011
June 28, 2011
December 16, 2013
June 2011
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from Baseline in Depressive Symptoms at 3 months postpartum [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months postpartum ]
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is used to measure women's distressed mood or dysphoria at baseline and also at 3 months postpartum
Same as current
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  • Change from Baseline in Parental Competence at 3 months postpartum [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months postpartum ]
    The Parental Sense of Competence Scale is used to measure parenting efficacy and satisfaction at baseline and also at 3 months postpartum
  • Change from Baseline in Marital Satisfaction at 3 months postpartum [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months postpartum ]
    The Dyadic Adjustment Scale is used to measure couples' consensus, cohesion, satisfaction and affection expression at baseline and also at 3 months postpartum
Same as current
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"Becoming Parents": A Hospital-community Partnership
"Becoming Parents": A Hospital-community Partnership to Enhance Transition to Parenthood
The proposed of this study is to determine if an intervention, known as the "Becoming Parents" programme, is more effective in improving the mental health, marital relationship and parental competence of expectant couples in a Chinese community.
Transition to parenthood is potentially a stressful life event for many new parents, which, if not properly managed, could have adverse effects on their mental health, marital satisfaction, and parent-child relationships. The proposed programme, "Becoming Parents", aims to turn the challenges of the transition into opportunities of learning and support for these parents. Building on our experience of instituting a pioneering programme to support new fathers prenatally, "Becoming Parents" has an extra component of support for new parents in the postnatal period using trained volunteers from the community networks. Through "Becoming Parents", seamless antenatal-postnatal care based on a hospital-community partnership will be provided to 125 expectant couples in a target community which is known for its high risks for postnatal depression, child abuse and intimate partner violence. In addition to addressing the health promotional needs of the target community, "Becoming Parents" will also illustrate how a community's capacity for health promotion can be maximized through the collaboration of healthcare providers and network of community partners in helping couples function more optimally during their transition to parenthood.
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Expectant Couples
Behavioral: "Becoming Parents" intervention
A "Becoming Parents" programme consists of: (i) 3 antenatal workshops conducted over a period of 10-14 weeks in prenatal period; and (ii) support provided by trained volunteers for up to 3 months post-delivery; in addition to the usual prenatal education.
  • Experimental: "Becoming Parents" intervention
    A "Becoming Parents" Programme consists of: (i) 3 antenatal workshops conducted over a period of 10-14 weeks in prenatal period; and (ii) support provided by trained volunteers for up to 3 months post-delivery; in addition to the usual prenatal education.
    Intervention: Behavioral: "Becoming Parents" intervention
  • No Intervention: Usual prenatal education
    Attend usual prenatal classes which will be provided by the midwives in the hospital.

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Completed
290
360
October 2013
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Expectant couples with the pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Princess Margaret Hospital before 20 weeks of gestation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Expected couples who are unable to communicate in Cantonese, Putonghua or English.
  2. Multiple pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
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Hong Kong
 
 
NCT01383551
UW 11-163
No
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TIWARI, Agnes, The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong
  • Kwong Wah Hospital
  • University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Agnes Tiwari, PhD The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
December 2013

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