Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition depression, postpartum
Sponsor Royal College of Music
Collaborator Imperial College London
Start date August 2015
End date December 2016
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02526433, SATB2015b

Summary

Post-natal depression (PND) is anticipated to affect 12.9% of new mothers with at least 75,000 cases per year in the UK alone. However, despite this, there is currently a worrying lack of support for new mothers, with data suggesting that 64% of healthcare trusts in the UK do not have a strategy for treating PND, and flaws in the current pharmacological and psychological treatment models. Consequently, research into promising psychosocial interventions such as music is critical to developing new paradigms for treating PND.

Singing away the Blues is an ambitious programme of research that investigates links between the mental health of women in the later stages of pregnancy and first 9 months post birth and their use of psychosocial interventions including music.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective cross-sectional
Arm
The study tracks what interventions women are already registered in and compares these with their mental wellbeing.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Depression
time frame: Retrospective measure of the past month prior to the date of completion of the questionnaire

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Mental wellbeing
time frame: Retrospective measure of the past month prior to the date of completion of the questionnaire
Social functioning
time frame: Retrospective measure of the past month prior to the date of completion of the questionnaire
Self-esteem
time frame: Retrospective measure of the past month prior to the date of completion of the questionnaire

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Women who are more than 28 weeks pregnant OR up to 9 months post-birth Exclusion Criteria: - Outside the limits of the number of weeks pregnant/post birth - Living outside England - Refusal to participate

Additional Information

Official title The Impact of Creative Interventions on Symptoms of Postnatal Depression (Cohort Study)
Description The study uses an online questionnaire to achieve a cross-sectional view of the mental health of women across England in the final stages of pregnancy and the first 9 months post birth, how much and in what ways music is used by these women, and whether there are any associations between music and mental health. The study aims to recruit 1,000 women to take the anonymous questionnaire. However, women who complete the questionnaire while still pregnant will be invited to complete three further questionnaires shortly post-birth and 3 months later to gather longitudinal data to analyse change across pregnancy into post-birth (aiming for 500 of the 1,000 undertaking this repeated measurement). Phase A of the study will be open to NHS sites around England to take part.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Royal College of Music.