Interventions for postnatal depression assessing the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes: A systematic review

Tsivos, Zoe-Lydia, Calam, Rachel, Sanders, Matthew R and Wittkowski, Anja (2015) Interventions for postnatal depression assessing the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes: A systematic review. International Journal of Women's Health, 7 429-447. doi:10.2147/IJWH.S75311


Author Tsivos, Zoe-Lydia
Calam, Rachel
Sanders, Matthew R
Wittkowski, Anja
Title Interventions for postnatal depression assessing the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes: A systematic review
Journal name International Journal of Women's Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1179-1411
Publication date 2015-04-23
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2147/IJWH.S75311
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Start page 429
End page 447
Total pages 19
Place of publication Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Postnatal depression (PND) has negative effects on maternal well-being as well as implications for the mother–infant relationship, subsequent infant development, and family functioning. There is growing evidence demonstrating that PND impacts on a mother’s ability to interact with sensitivity and responsiveness as a caregiver, which may have implications for the infant’s development of self-regulatory skills, making the infant more vulnerable to later psychopathology. Given the possible intergenerational transmission of risk to the infant, the mother–infant relationship is a focus for treatment and research. However, few studies have assessed the effect of treatment on the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes. The main aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review and investigate effect sizes of interventions for PND, which assess the quality of the mother–infant dyad relationship and/or child outcomes in addition to maternal mood. Nineteen studies were selected for review, and their methodological quality was evaluated, where possible, effect sizes across maternal mood, quality of dyadic relationship, and child developmental outcomes were calculated. Finally, clinical implications in the treatment of PND are highlighted and recommendations made for further research.
Keyword Postnatal depression
Infant development
Intervention
Dyad
Mother–infant relationship
Systematic review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Parenting and Family Support Centre (Triple P) - Publications
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