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Title: The effect of a telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy on quality of life : a randomized controlled trial
Authors: Ngai, FW 
Wong, PWC
Chung, KF
Leung, KY
Keywords: Health-related quality of life
Postpartum women
Postnatal depression
Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: Archives of womens mental health, 2017, v. 20, no. 3, p. 421-426 How to cite?
Journal: Archives of womens mental health 
Abstract: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has emerged as a major public health concern in perinatal care. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) on HRQoL among Chinese mothers at risk of postnatal depression at 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. A multi-center randomized controlled trial was conducted at the postnatal units of three regional hospitals. Three hundred and ninety-seven women at risk of postnatal depression were recruited and were randomly assigned to the T-CBT (n = 197) or usual care (n = 200). Assessment was conducted at baseline, 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum for HRQoL. Women in the T-CBT experienced greater improvement in the physical component of HRQoL from baseline to 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum than the usual care group. At 6 months postpartum, the T-CBT group also experienced better HRQoL in the mental component of HRQoL than the usual care group. The T-CBT appears to be feasible and effective in improving HRQoL in women at risk of postnatal depression in the primary care practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/76347
ISSN: 1434-1816
EISSN: 1435-1102
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-017-0722-0
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