Online 1-Day CBT-Based Workshop for Postpartum Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Postpartum Depression1-Day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Based Workshop - Behavioral
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Study Summary

Public Health Nurses (PHN) received training to deliver a day-long Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based workshop for treating postpartum depression (PPD). Participants in the study are randomly assigned to the treatment group (1-day CBT workshop) or control group (usual postnatal care). Data will be collected from all participants at baseline, 3 and 6 months. The study will aim to determine if online day-long CBT-based workshops delivered by public health nurses can be added to treatment as usual to improve postpartum depression more than treatment as usual alone, iif the workshops are cost-effective, and if the workshops can stably improve depression, its common comorbidities and reduce adverse effects on the family. Hypotheses: Online 1-Day CBT-Based Workshops delivered by PHNs will be an effective (and cost-effective) way to stably improve PPD, its comorbidities, and reduce its adverse effects on the family.

Eligible Conditions
  • Postpartum Depression

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

0 Primary · 10 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 weeks and 6 months

Week 1
Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8)
Group cohesion - Therapeutic Factors Inventory - 8 item
Working Alliance Inventory (WAI-SR)
12 weeks
Fidelity of Intervention Delivery
Month 6
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale
Healthcare Resource Utilization Questionnaire
Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised Very Short Form (IBQ-R)
Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview - Generalized Anxiety Disorder Module
Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview - Major Depressive Disorder Module
Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)
Parenting Stress Index (PSI-SF)
Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ
Month 6
CBT Skills Questionnaire (CBTSQ)
6 months
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Treatment as Usual
1 of 2
Online 1-Day CBT-Based Workshop
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

447 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Online 1-Day CBT-Based Workshop · No Placebo Group · N/A

Online 1-Day CBT-Based Workshop
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: 1-Day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Based Workshop · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Treatment as UsualNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Treatment as Usual · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 weeks and 6 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
802 Previous Clinical Trials
1,727,440 Total Patients Enrolled
11 Trials studying Postpartum Depression
2,231 Patients Enrolled for Postpartum Depression
Ryan Vann Lieshout, MD, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMcMaster University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · Female Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

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