Pragmatic randomized trial of antenatal intervention to prevent post-natal depression by reducing psychosocial risk factors.

@article{Brugha2000PragmaticRT,
  title={Pragmatic randomized trial of antenatal intervention to prevent post-natal depression by reducing psychosocial risk factors.},
  author={Traolach S. Brugha and Sorcha Wheatley and Nicholas A Taub and Alison Culverwell and Trevor Friedman and Patrick Kirwan and Danson R. Jones and David Alan Shapiro},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1273-81}
}
BACKGROUND Social support theory and observational risk factor studies suggest that increased antenatal psychosocial support could prevent post-natal depression. We used empirical knowledge of risk and protective factors for post-natal depression not employed previously in order to develop and evaluate an antenatal preventive intervention. METHODS We conducted a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in antenatal clinics. We screened 1300 primiparous women and 400 screened positive, 69 screen… CONTINUE READING
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