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Conference Paper: Efficacy of a brief cognitive-behavioral intervention on pregnant women to prevent postnatal depression

TitleEfficacy of a brief cognitive-behavioral intervention on pregnant women to prevent postnatal depression
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01443615.asp
Citation
The 1st World Congress of Obstetric, Gynaecology and Andrology (WCOGA 2011): Psychosomatic and Biological Perspectives on Clinical Controversies, London, UK., 20-23 March 2011. In Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2011, v. 31 n. Suppl. 1, p. 19 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Postnatal depression affects up to 19% women in the first three months after delivery. Cognitive-behavioural approach was consistently reported to be effective postnatal interventions. However, findings of preventive interventions during antenatal period were inconclusive although antenatal depressive symptom was consistently identified as significant predicators. AIM: The paper reports a longitudinal study to examine the efficacy of a 6-week antenatal intervention using group cognitive-behavioural approach on high risk women to prevent postnatal depression. The primary objective was to test whether the intervention group had significantly lower depressive symptoms and stress levels compared to control group after intervention. METHOD: Quasi-experimental design was used. Pregnant women at 14 to 30 weeks gestation were recruited from antenatal clinic of a public hospital. Those who scored 10 or above of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were invited to participate (n¼143) in the intervention group or control group. A set of validated scales was administered at baseline measure at recruitment, 1-week after intervention, and at 6th postnatal week. The scales measured (1) depressive symptoms (EPDS); (2) anxiety and depression (HADS); (3) perceived stress (PSS); (4) dysfunctional attitudes (DAS); (5) satisfaction with family functioning (Family APGAR); (6) satisfaction in marital relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale); and (7) demographic information. Results: Repeated measure ANOVA showed the intervention group had significantly lower depressive symptoms and perceived stress levels as well as higher family functioning and marital satisfaction after intervention compared to control group. CONCLUSION: A brief antenatal intervention program using cognitive-behavioural approach was well-received by pregnant women and effective in reducing depressive symptoms and stress level.
DescriptionStream 1 Obstetrics - Free Communications
Oral presentation
Conference Theme: Psychosomatic and Biological Perspectives on Clinical Controversies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136522
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.611
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.358

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, SSK-
dc.contributor.authorLee, AM-
dc.contributor.authorChiang, VCL-
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFK-
dc.contributor.authorLam, SK-
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:17:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:17:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationThe 1st World Congress of Obstetric, Gynaecology and Andrology (WCOGA 2011): Psychosomatic and Biological Perspectives on Clinical Controversies, London, UK., 20-23 March 2011. In Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2011, v. 31 n. Suppl. 1, p. 19-
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136522-
dc.descriptionStream 1 Obstetrics - Free Communications-
dc.descriptionOral presentation-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Psychosomatic and Biological Perspectives on Clinical Controversies-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Postnatal depression affects up to 19% women in the first three months after delivery. Cognitive-behavioural approach was consistently reported to be effective postnatal interventions. However, findings of preventive interventions during antenatal period were inconclusive although antenatal depressive symptom was consistently identified as significant predicators. AIM: The paper reports a longitudinal study to examine the efficacy of a 6-week antenatal intervention using group cognitive-behavioural approach on high risk women to prevent postnatal depression. The primary objective was to test whether the intervention group had significantly lower depressive symptoms and stress levels compared to control group after intervention. METHOD: Quasi-experimental design was used. Pregnant women at 14 to 30 weeks gestation were recruited from antenatal clinic of a public hospital. Those who scored 10 or above of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were invited to participate (n¼143) in the intervention group or control group. A set of validated scales was administered at baseline measure at recruitment, 1-week after intervention, and at 6th postnatal week. The scales measured (1) depressive symptoms (EPDS); (2) anxiety and depression (HADS); (3) perceived stress (PSS); (4) dysfunctional attitudes (DAS); (5) satisfaction with family functioning (Family APGAR); (6) satisfaction in marital relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale); and (7) demographic information. Results: Repeated measure ANOVA showed the intervention group had significantly lower depressive symptoms and perceived stress levels as well as higher family functioning and marital satisfaction after intervention compared to control group. CONCLUSION: A brief antenatal intervention program using cognitive-behavioural approach was well-received by pregnant women and effective in reducing depressive symptoms and stress level.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01443615.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology-
dc.rightsJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.-
dc.titleEfficacy of a brief cognitive-behavioral intervention on pregnant women to prevent postnatal depression-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, SSK: sleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, AM: amlee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChiang, VCL: vchiang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityLee, AM=rp00483-
dc.identifier.authorityChiang, VCL=rp00520-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, DFK=rp00593-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/01443615.2011.552340-
dc.identifier.hkuros187129-
dc.identifier.hkuros256191-
dc.identifier.volume31-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage19-
dc.identifier.epage19-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.description.otherThe 1st World Congress of Obstetric, Gynaecology and Andrology (WCOGA 2011), London, UK., 20-23 March 2011. In Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2011, v. 31 suppl. 1, p. 19-

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