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The aim of the study is to test the effect of daily videoconference updates between parents of preterm newborns and health care providers which also offer them the possibility of seeing their child on the parental stress in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The investigators are studying the feasibility and tolerability of 6x/day intermittent theta burst (excitatory) transcranial magnetic stimulation to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex over the course of 3 days for women with post-partum depression. The investigators further hope to characterize the anticipated anti-depressant effect of this treatment paradigm.
The overall purpose of this application is to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention designed to decrease health disparities in pregnant, emotionally distressed, minority women. This randomized controlled trial will test a six session (spaced over 18 weeks) cognitive behavioral skills building (CBSB) prenatal care intervention (specifically designed and based on prior research for pregnant minority women experiencing emotional distress) at two sites (Jacobi Medical Center, New York City and The Ohio State University Total Health and Wellness Clinic,Columbus, Ohio.
This is a randomized comparative effectiveness trial to improve outcomes among pregnant and post-partum women with symptoms of depression. Both interventions under study will be based in the patient-centered medical home setting at Boston Medical Center - specifically, in prenatal clinic or in the general pediatrics clinic. The study is a type 1 hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of 230 mothers with clinically significant depressive symptomatology. Of the 230 subjects, half will receive the Engagement-Focused Care Coordination intervention; the other half will receive the Problem Solving Education intervention. Outcomes for mothers will be assessed every 2 months throughout a 12 month follow-up period. This trial is funded by a contract with PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major public health issue. Known as "the thief that steals motherhood" since symptoms obstruct a mother's capacity for understanding and enjoying her baby, PPD affects approximately 1 in 5 moms. Built via "serve and return" interactions (e.g. baby smiles, mom smiles back), sensitive and responsive exchanges are the foundation for healthy child development but are diminished by PPD, resulting in interactions that place children at risk for behavioural and cognitive problems. Infants perceive PPD as stressful; stressors stimulate the brain's hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA) and trigger stress hormone (cortisol) release, which, in turn, negatively affects developing infant brains by decreasing brain volume. Infants' critical periods of brain development are vulnerable to long-term effects of cortisol, explaining some of the problematic developmental outcomes observed in children of depressed mothers. How can the investigators support depressed mothers and their infants? Successfully treating PPD does not always benefit mother-child relationships; however, this research builds on a successful pilot that demonstrated that nurse-guided video feedback improved mother-infant interactions in the context of PPD. By improving interaction quality, depressed mothers may be motivated to engage in more play and, in turn, infants who appear interested and ready to interact are more likely to elicit positive, enjoyable experiences from mothers. Building on the pilot, the investigators will trial the effectiveness of VID-KIDS (Video-Feedback Interaction Guidance for Improving Interactions Between Depressed Mothers and their Infants) on maternal-infant interaction and infant cortisol patterns as well as infant development, maternal symptoms of depression and anxiety, and parenting self-efficacy. If successful, future aims are to 1) integrate VID-KIDS into existing services of Calgary Public Health; and 2) commercialize VID-KIDS for dissemination.
This is randomized control trial of a brief intervention called Bellevue ROSE (Reach Out Stay Strong Essentials). Bellevue ROSE is a manualized and highly structured interpersonal intervention that provides women with psycho-education about maternal depression and strategies for strengthening social support and connectedness. Investigators use motivational interviewing strategies to improve treatment compliance and resource acquisition
A Stepped Care pathway for managing postpartum depression (PPD) in pediatric primary care settings will be used to (1) understand context for implementation feasibility (2) evaluate benefits for mother and child. The proposed pilot project will be conducted as part of a quality improvement effort in the Department of Pediatrics at Gouverneur Health Services to improve management of postpartum depression during pediatric primary care visits. This project will test the feasibility of a stepped care approach to identifying and managing depression among mothers of infants (0-6 months). This study will provide preliminary data on the feasibility of the care management protocol, implementation and fidelity measures, and training/consultation methods within a real world pediatric care practice. These data will inform and support the preparation of a large-scale NIH grant. Specific research questions include: 1. To pilot the feasibility of using a Stepped Care Approach to identify and mange maternal depression within primary care pediatric care visits, with a focus on mothers of infants 0-6 months. 1. Train non specialty MH providers to systematically identify maternal depression. 2. Assess how effective integration of maternal depression intervention is as part of well baby visits. 2. To o examine the impact of STRONG, a brief 3-session IPT-based preventive intervention, on maternal and child health outcomes (e.g., maternal depression symptoms, child receipt of acute care services). Secondary outcomes include maternal social support and parenting practices.
NUMOMS involves collaboration between Nurses for Newborns Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis. This study explores the co-location of depression treatment within nurse home visitation and the organizational changes needed to maintain access to evidence-based treatment. Problem Solving Tools (PST) was chosen as the depression treatment because it is well suited for use by non-mental health specialists and for in-home treatment. It is also a brief treatment (4-8 sessions) takes a non-pathologizing approach.
The proposed study is a randomized controlled trial to examine the efficacy and safety of active acupuncture versus placebo acupuncture for the treatment of postpartum depression. The investigators hypothesis is that active acupuncture would be superior to placebo acupuncture in the short-term treatment of postpartum depression.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an in-home, paraprofessional-delivered family strengthening curriculum entitled Family Spirit is effective at increasing parental competence, improving maternal outcomes and improving childhood outcomes in a sample of at-risk teen mothers living in four Native American reservation communities. The effectiveness of the Family Spirit curriculum will be determined by comparing outcomes of mothers who receive the intervention plus assisted transportation to prenatal and well baby visits (called Optimal Standardized Care) to mothers who receive only Optimal Standardized Care. Outcomes will be assessed at multiple intervals over the course of a 39-month study period.