Journal article

Gender-informed psycho-educational programme to promote respectful relationships and reduce postpartum common mental disorders among primiparous women: long-term follow-up of participants in a community-based cluster randomised controlled trial

Jane Fisher, Tran Thach, Karen Wynter, Harriet Hiscock, Jordana Bayer, Heather Rowe

Global Mental Health | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: What Were We Thinking (WWWT) is a gender-informed, psychoeducational programme to promote respectful relationships and skilled management of unsettled infant behaviours and thereby reduce postpartum common mental disorders. It comprises a highly structured seminar for couples and babies, usual primary care from a WWWT-trained nurse and take-home print materials. The aim was to assess long-term outcomes after a cluster randomised controlled trial of WWWT. Method: Trial participants who consented completed a computer-assisted telephone interview 18 months postpartum. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and anxiety symptoms with the Genera..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are very grateful to Australian Rotary Health who supported the study with a competitively awarded grant. The original study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1026550), the Australian Government Department of Social Services (formerly Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. JF is supported by a Monash Professorial Fellowship and the Jean Hailes Professorial Fellowship, which is funded by a grant to the Jean Hailes Foundation from the H and L Hecht Trust managed by Perpetual Trustees. TT is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. HH is funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Award (No. 607351). Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.