- Recommendation ID
- Are interventions designed to improve the quality of the mother–baby relationship in the first year after childbirth effective in women with a diagnosed mental health problem?
- Any explanatory notes
- Problems in the mother–baby relationship in the first year after childbirth may increase maternal mental health problems and are associated with a range of problems for the baby, including delayed cognitive and emotional development. A number of interventions are effective in improving the interaction between women and their babies, but it is not known if these are effective in women with a diagnosed mental health problem. The question should be addressed in a randomised controlled trial comparing an intervention (proven to be effective in improving the quality of mother–baby interactions in women without a diagnosed mental health problem) against standard care. The trial should report the following outcomes, with a follow-up period of at least 2 years, the mental health of the woman, the emotional and cognitive development of the baby, the quality of the interaction.
The trial should also examine the cost effectiveness of the intervention.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance
- Date issued
- December 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|