Parenting Program + MoodGym for Parenting

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Parenting+5 More
Social Media-Based Parenting Program - Behavioral
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Study Summary

The long-term goal is to develop effective parenting strategies to facilitate optimal child development for mothers suffering with PPD symptoms. The overall objective for this application is to study whether this program combined with online depression treatment leads to more responsive parenting (target) and signals improved child language, socioemotional and cognitive development (outcomes) compared to depression treatment alone. Findings from this application can be used to inform a future study to test the effectiveness and implementation of this social media-based parenting program.

Eligible Conditions

  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relation, Parent-Child
  • Development, Child

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 9 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12-months

Child Development
Acceptability of the online depression treatment program
Acceptability of the parenting program
Therapy group cohesion
Social support
Baseline and 3-months
Changes in parent-child interactions
Changes in parenting competence
Changes in parenting stress
Monthly (Baseline to 12-months)
Changes in severity of depressive symptoms
Prior mental health service use

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

MoodGym Alone
1 of 2
Parenting Program + MoodGym
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

113 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Parenting Program + MoodGym · No Placebo Group · N/A

Parenting Program + MoodGymExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Social Media-Based Parenting Program, MoodGym · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
MoodGym Alone
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: MoodGym · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Social Media-Based Parenting Program

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12-months
Closest Location: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia · Philadelphia, PA
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2011First Recorded Clinical Trial
4 TrialsResearching Parenting
659 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · Female Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

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You are 18 years old or older.
You must be able to speak and read English.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.