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
Professor Michael Sawyer
The University of Adelaide
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.