Unknown

Dataset Information

0

Reducing postnatal depression, anxiety and stress using an infant sleep intervention.


ABSTRACT: To examine the psychological well-being of mothers following participation in a behavioural modification programme previously shown to improve infant sleep.A 45 min consultation with either a general practitioner (GP) or trained nurse providing verbal and written information describing sleep physiology in infants and strategies to improve infant sleep. Eighty mothers of infants 6-12 months of age with established infant sleep problems at a single general practice, Adelaide, South Australia.The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS21) immediately prior to the first consultation and again at follow-up approximately 3 weeks later. The number of infant nocturnal awakenings requiring parental support was also reported by mothers on both occasions.All measures of maternal well-being and infant nocturnal awakenings improved significantly. The mean number of maximum nocturnal awakenings decreased from 5.0 to 0.5 (mean difference 4.4, 95% CI 3.4 to 5.5). All measures of DASS21 improved significantly. The mean total DASS21 decreased from 29.1 to 14.9 (mean decrease 14.2, 95% CI 10.2 to 18.2); mean depression decreased from 7.9 to 2.8 (mean difference 5.2, 95% CI 3.7 to 6.7); mean anxiety decreased from 4.6 to 2.6 (mean difference 2.0, 95% CI 0.7 to 3.2); mean stress decreased from 16.6 to 9.5 (mean difference 7.0, 95% CI 5.1 to 9.0). The proportion of mothers assessed as having any degree of depression decreased by 85% from 26/80 (32.5%) to 4/80 (5%).The number of nocturnal awakenings requiring parental support among infants aged 6-12 months significantly decreased following a single consultation on infant sleep physiology and teaching behavioural strategies to improve sleep. Significant improvements in maternal stress, anxiety and depression were also observed.

SUBMITTER: Symon B 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3467591 | BioStudies | 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

Similar Datasets

1000-01-01 | S-EPMC3603553 | BioStudies
2015-01-01 | S-EPMC4497971 | BioStudies
2010-01-01 | S-EPMC2830306 | BioStudies
2014-01-01 | S-EPMC4119089 | BioStudies
2019-01-01 | S-EPMC6629993 | BioStudies
2020-01-01 | S-EPMC7649172 | BioStudies
2016-01-01 | S-EPMC4781668 | BioStudies
2019-01-01 | S-EPMC6991232 | BioStudies
2020-01-01 | S-EPMC7415113 | BioStudies
2009-01-01 | S-EPMC2700868 | BioStudies