Netmums: a phase II randomized controlled trial of a guided Internet behavioural activation treatment for postpartum depression.
Taylor, Rod S.
Cambridge University Press
Despite the high prevalence of postnatal depression (PND), few women seek help. Internet interventions may overcome many of the barriers to PND treatment use. We report a phase II evaluation of a 12-session, modular, guided Internet behavioural activation (BA) treatment modified to address postnatal-specific concerns [Netmums Helping With Depression (NetmumsHWD)]. Method To assess feasibility, we measured recruitment and attrition to the trial and examined telephone session support and treatment adherence. We investigated sociodemographic and psychological predictors of treatment adherence. Effectiveness outcomes were estimated with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, Work and Social Adjustment Scale, Postnatal Bonding Questionnaire, and Social Provisions Scale.
addresses: Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter, Washington Singer Building, Exeter, UK.
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013. Open Access Article. The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution licence <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291713002092 (About DOI), Published online: 23 October 2013
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