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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151162
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Postnatal Depression
Abstract:
Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Postnatal Depression
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Leung, Sharron S.K., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Hong Kong
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Grace Cheung, BN, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated form of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for depression in over 350 outcome studies. This study aims to report a group cognitive-behavioral program developed based on systematic review of its effectiveness in reducing the depressive symptoms for postnatally depressed women. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken on four databases in the electronic searching: CINAHL (1982 to 2007), Medline (1950 to 2007), PsycINFO (earliest to 2007), and Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 2 (earliest to 2007). Inclusion criteria were: 1) primary studies; 2) studies with full text; 3) studies that focus on depression during the postpartum period; and 4) interventional studies using cognitive-behavioural approach to reduce depressive symptoms. Studies were excluded if they: 1) are review studies or meta-analysis; 2) focus on antenatal or perinatal depression; and 3) employ intervention for prevention of PPD. The intervention consisted of 4 weekly 2-hour sessions for women in groups of 10 to 12. All participants are screened with Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale on the second day and then by phone follow-up on 5th day after delivery. Those scored 10 or above are eligible for participation. Conducting CBT in group for postnatal depression was found to be as effective as conducting it individually with additional advantage of cost-saving and benefits of group dynamics. With empirical evidence, CBT is a clinically effective and cost-effective choice of treatment for postnatally depressed women. Implication for clinical practice will also be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGroup Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Postnatal Depressionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151162-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Postnatal Depression</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leung, Sharron S.K., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Hong Kong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sleung@hkucc.hku.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Grace Cheung, BN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated form of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for depression in over 350 outcome studies. This study aims to report a group cognitive-behavioral program developed based on systematic review of its effectiveness in reducing the depressive symptoms for postnatally depressed women. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken on four databases in the electronic searching: CINAHL (1982 to 2007), Medline (1950 to 2007), PsycINFO (earliest to 2007), and Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 2 (earliest to 2007). Inclusion criteria were: 1) primary studies; 2) studies with full text; 3) studies that focus on depression during the postpartum period; and 4) interventional studies using cognitive-behavioural approach to reduce depressive symptoms. Studies were excluded if they: 1) are review studies or meta-analysis; 2) focus on antenatal or perinatal depression; and 3) employ intervention for prevention of PPD. The intervention consisted of 4 weekly 2-hour sessions for women in groups of 10 to 12. All participants are screened with Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale on the second day and then by phone follow-up on 5th day after delivery. Those scored 10 or above are eligible for participation. Conducting CBT in group for postnatal depression was found to be as effective as conducting it individually with additional advantage of cost-saving and benefits of group dynamics. With empirical evidence, CBT is a clinically effective and cost-effective choice of treatment for postnatally depressed women. Implication for clinical practice will also be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:53:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:53:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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