The support for new mums project: A protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test a postnatal psychoeducation smartphone application

Shanna Fealy, Sally Chan, Olivia Wynne, Eileen Dowse, Lyn Ebert, Roger Ho, Melvyn W.B. Zhang, Donovan Jones

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Abstract

Also published in Chinese as: 新手妈妈支持项目:测试产后心理教育智能手机应用的试点随机对照试验方案。

Aim: To report a pilot trial protocol for testing the effectiveness of the Support for New Mums smartphone application in a cohort of first-time mother.
Design: A pilot/feasibility randomized controlled trial using a two-group pre-test and repeated post-test design.
Method: This protocol follows the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Intervention Trials (SPIRIT) guidelines. The Intervention group will receive access to the smartphone application for 6 weeks post birth. Both Intervention and control groups will receive standardized institutional postnatal care services. Trial funding was gained from respective grant sponsors in May and November 2016.
Discussion: The Support for New Mums smartphone application could be a novel method for addressing the gap in provision of postpartum care services providing psychoeducation and improving maternal parental self-efficacy for Australian childbearing women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1359
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2019

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