Journal article

A randomized controlled trial of 'MUMentum Pregnancy': Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy program for antenatal anxiety and depression

Siobhan A Loughnan, Amanda Sie, Megan J Hobbs, Amy E Joubert, Jessica Smith, Hila Haskelberg, Alison EJ Mahoney, Natalie Kladnitski, Christopher J Holt, Jeannette Milgrom, Marie-Paule Austin, Gavin Andrews, Jill M Newby

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common during pregnancy and associated with adverse outcomes for the mother and infant if left untreated. Despite the need to improve treatment accessibility and uptake in this population, no studies have investigated internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for antenatal anxiety and depression. In a randomised controlled trial, we examined the efficacy and acceptability of a brief, unguided iCBT intervention - the MUMentum Pregnancy program - in pregnant women with anxiety and/or depression. METHODS: Participants meeting clinical threshold on validated self-report measures of generalised anxiety and/or depression were recruited online an..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Medical Research Future Fund Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research project was supported by the HCF Research Foundation in the form of a research grant awarded to the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). In addition, this work was supported by Australian Rotary Health and the David Henning Memorial Foundation in the form of a PhD scholarship awarded to Siobhan Loughnan. Jill Newby is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Medical Research Future Fund Career Development Fellowship (1145382). NHMRC, HCF Research Foundation, Rotary Health Australia and the David Henning Memorial Foundation had no role in the study design, collection, data analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript or the decision to submit the paper for publication.