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Title
Antenatal interventions to reduce maternal distress : a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomised trials
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Background Maternal distress can have adverse health outcomes for mothers and their children. Antenatal interventions may reduce maternal distress. Objective To assess the effectiveness of antenatal interventions for the reduction of maternal distress during pregnancy and for up to 1 year postpartum. Search strategy EBSCO, Medline, PubMed, Cochrane, secondary references of Cochrane reviews and review articles, and experts in the field. Selection criteria Randomised controlled trials in which the association between an antenatal intervention and the reduction of maternal distress was reported. Data collection and analysis Two authors independently abstracted data from each trial. A random‐effects meta‐analysis assessed the reduction of maternal distress associated with antenatal preventive and treatment interventions, compared with routine antenatal care or another intervention. Main results Ten trials with 3167 participants met the inclusion criteria, and nine trials (n = 3063) provided data for the meta‐analysis of six preventive interventions and three treatment interventions. The preventive interventions indicated no beneficial reduction of maternal distress (six trials; n = 2793; standardised mean difference, SMD 0.06; 95% confidence interval, 95% CI −0.140.01). The treatment interventions indicated a significant effect for the reduction of maternal distress (three trials; n = 270; SMD 0.29; 95% CI 0.54 to 0.04). A sample of women, selected retrospectively, who were more vulnerable for developing maternal distress showed a significant reduction of maternal distress after the interventions (three trials; n = 1410; SMD 0.25; 95% CI 0.37 to 0.14).
Language
English
Source (journal)
BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. - London
Publication
London : 2014
ISSN
1470-0328 [print]
1471-0528 [online]
Volume/pages
121 :4 (2014) , p. 389-397
ISI
000331357200002
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 06.11.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021