Using Smartphone-Based Psychoeducation to Reduce Postnatal Depression Among First-Time Mothers: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Setting: Hong Kong, Hospital
Follow up: 4 weeks after delivery.
Total: 660 (443)
IG: 330 (218)
CG: 330 (225)
First time mothers
Patients were provided access to iParent app after first visit to antenatal clinic. App provided education and information + a platform for communication with healthcare professionals.
Add on: +
Control group: standard care, posibilities for enrollment in 4 session antenatel classes.
– EPDS score (depression) ↓ (improved)
– Anxiety →
– Stress →
– QoL →
– SF12 →
No visible harm or unintended effect was noted in the groups.
– answering messages
Health care utilization: