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the target of the research is development of a predictive tool for early identification of women which are at higher risk for development of postpartum depression.

the evaluating tools include self portraits and questionnaire during the third trimester of pregnancy.

The suggested research aims to evaluate if and how it would be possible to predict the potential for postpartum mood swing disorders in pregnant women while in the third trimester. The later to prevent the mother from enduring such a detrimental experience, which influences the child development, the family as well as the mother's intimate relationship.

The aim is to identify indicators to predict such potential, using questionnaires and self-portraits during pregnancy, to allow early intervention and treatment. Early diagnosis and quick treatment of pregnant women or post-partum mothers will allow them a higher level of functioning and may even prevent eventually infant neurological and developmental delays and hardships.

Clinical Trial Description

the target of the research is to evaluate a method based on self portraits and targeted questionnaire done in the third trimester and three months later in order to identify pregnant women in higher risk to develop PPD.

the minimal number of objectives participating in the research would be 100 pregnant women during the third trimester of pregnancy.

the Draw A Person (DAP) test was described by Machover in 1949. it is still considered a reliable and well recognized test for evaluation of mental stress and disorders (Gilory, 2012).

in the research approximately 100 pregnant women in the third trimester would be asked to draw a self portrait in two different time points (during the third trimester and three to six months postpartum). in addition to the self portraits the participants would be asked to fill a set of questionnaires to evaluate the degree of depression, self esteem, personal history of traumatic events, and demographic data.

the self portraits would be evaluated by three judges. the reliability between judges would be tested using KAPPA test. ;

Study Design

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NCT number NCT03791021
Study type Observational
Source Sheba Medical Center
Status Recruiting
Start date January 1, 2019
Completion date January 1, 2020

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