Journal article

Nurse Home Visiting and Maternal Mental Health: 3-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial

Sharon Goldfeld, Hannah Bryson, Fiona Mensah, Lisa Gold, Francesca Orsini, Susan Perlen, Anna Price, Harriet Hiscock, Anneke Grobler, Penelope Dakin, Tracey Bruce, Diana Harris, Lynn Kemp



BACKGROUND: Poor mental health is recognized as one of the greatest global burdens of disease. Maternal mental health is crucial for the optimal health of mothers and their children. We examined the effects of an Australian Nurse Home Visiting (NHV) program (right@home), offered to pregnant women experiencing adversity, on maternal mental health and well-being at child age 3 years. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of NHV delivered via universal child and family health services (2013-2016). Pregnant women experiencing adversity (≥2 of 10 risk factors) were recruited from 10 antenatal clinics across 2 states. Intervention comprised 25 home visits until child age 2 years. The outcomes ass..

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Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the state governments of Victoria and Tasmania, the Ian Potter Foundation, Sabemo Trust, Sidney Myer fund, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (1079418). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute administered the research grant for the study and provided infrastructural support to its staff but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Prof Goldfeld was supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1155290). Dr Mensah was supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1111160). Prof Hiscock was supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1136222).