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Development of a resilience-enhancing intervention during and after pregnancy : a systematic process informed by the behaviour change wheel framework
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BackgroundPregnancy and the transition to parenthood are accompanied by multiple changes and stress exposure. Resilience has the potential to counteract the negative impact of stress and can be a protective factor against mental health problems. To date, the use of a theoretical framework in the development or application of resilience interventions during pregnancy up to one year postpartum is missing. The aim of this study is to develop an intervention to enhance resilience for pregnant women up to one year postpartum.MethodsA systematic and theory-based approach informed by the Behaviour Change Wheel framework and the theoretical model of perinatal resilience was applied. The development took place in three phases and during the process, the target group, researchers and clinicians were involved.ResultsA combination of resilience-enhancing exercises, group sessions and an online support platform, including follow-up at six and twelve months after delivery, was designed to enhance resilience during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum. This intervention incorporates 5 intervention functions delivered by 18 behaviour change techniques.ConclusionsThis study responds to the need for theory-based intervention programs aiming to enhance resilience to improve the psychological health of pregnant women. We developed a multicomponent resilience-enhancing intervention for pregnant women up to one year postpartum.
Language
English
Source (journal)
BMC psychology. - London, 2013, currens
Publication
London : BioMed Central , 2023
ISSN
2050-7283
DOI
10.1186/S40359-023-01301-4
Volume/pages
11 :1 (2023) , p. 1-11
Article Reference
267
ISI
001063723800004
Pubmed ID
37670333
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Last edited 02.02.2024
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