Equitable reach: Patient and professional recommendations for interventions to prevent perinatal depression and anxiety
Clare, Camille A
Lemon, Stephenie C
UMass Chan AffiliationsPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
Prevention Research Center
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractObjective: Perinatal depression and anxiety are the most common complications in the perinatal period and disproportionately affect those experiencing economic marginalization. Fewer than 15% of individuals at risk for perinatal depression are referred for preventative counseling. The goal of this study was to elicit patient and perinatal care professionals' perspectives on how to increase the reach of interventions to prevent perinatal depression and anxiety among economically marginalized individuals. Methods: We conducted qualitative interviews with perinatal individuals with lived experience of perinatal depression and/or anxiety who were experiencing economic marginalization (n = 12) and perinatal care professionals and paraprofessionals (e.g., obstetrician/gynecologists, midwives, doulas; n = 12) serving this population. Three study team members engaged a "a coding consensus, co-occurrence, and comparison," approach to code interviews. Results: Perinatal individuals and professionals identified prevention intervention delivery approaches and content to facilitate equitable reach for individuals who are economically marginalized. Factors influential included availability of mental health counselors, facilitation of prevention interventions by a trusted professional, digital health options, and options for mental health intervention delivery approaches. Content that was perceived as increasing equitable intervention reach included emphasizing stigma reduction, using cultural humility and inclusive materials, and content personalization. Conclusions: Leveraging varied options for mental health intervention delivery approaches and content could reach perinatal individuals experiencing economic marginalization and address resource considerations associated with preventative interventions.
SourceZimmermann M, Peacock-Chambers E, Merton C, Pasciak K, Thompson A, Mackie T, Clare CA, Lemon SC, Byatt N. Equitable reach: Patient and professional recommendations for interventions to prevent perinatal depression and anxiety. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023 Oct 9;85:95-103. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2023.10.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37862962.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/52774
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