Project title:

A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a nurse-moderated group-based internet support program for mothers with comorbid mild to moderate depression and parenting problems

Chief Investigator:

Professor Michael Sawyer

Funding Amount:

$75,000

Recipient:

The University of Adelaide

Overview:

This study will utilise a randomised controlled trial to determine whether a 4-month nurse-supported, group-based intervention delivered via the internet when infants are 2-6 months, reduces levels of maternal depressive symptoms and improves the quality of maternal caregiving when infants are aged 2-12 months. The intervention provides easy access for new mothers to both professional and peer support during the immediate postnatal period. These are the two key elements of support that new mothers seek during this period of time.

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