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Personality Style and Self Compassion in Postpartum Depression: An Online Prevention Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02813174
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 24, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meagan Stanley, i4Health

Brief Summary:
The primary aim of this study is to assess the relationship between personality style, self-compassion and depression during pregnancy, to identify psychological risk factors, particularly personality styles, that may contribute to the onset of PPD. Additionally, the study will provide support for the effectiveness of Internet-based Compassionate-Mind Training (iCMT) as a prevention intervention for Postpartum Depression (PPD) for women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The study will also assess differences along personality predictors and depression severity as they relate to intervention outcomes (i.e. depression in postpartum and self-compassion) and engagement. The researchers hypothesize that women both at high and low risk for PPD will receive benefits from the intervention, however, those who endorse more maladaptive personality traits will likely engage and benefit less than those who do not endorse these traits.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postpartum Depression Behavioral: Compassionate Mind Training from Compassion-Focused Therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 228 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 9, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 9, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Automated online Compassionate Mind Training Behavioral: Compassionate Mind Training from Compassion-Focused Therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [ Time Frame: Change from baseline depression at 6 and 12-weeks postpartum ]
  2. Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
  3. Self Compassion Scale [ Time Frame: Change from baseline self-compassion at two weeks post-baseline, and 6 and 12-weeks postpartum ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mini-markers [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
    Saucier's Mini-markers of the Big Five Personality Traits (extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, neuroticism)

  2. Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory - Revised [ Time Frame: At baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women in the second and third trimester

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Males
  • Women who are not pregnant
  • Pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy or over 36 weeks pregnant
  • Women who likely meet criteria for a Major Depressive Episode
  • Women currently in in-person psychological tx

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02813174

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United States, California
Palo Alto University
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: Meagan Stanley, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate, i4Health Identifier: NCT02813174    
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-018-H
First Posted: June 24, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depression, Postpartum
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Puerperal Disorders
Pregnancy Complications