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E-health Intervention in Women With Pregnancy Distress

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03917745
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 17, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
prof.dr. Victor J Pop, University of Tilburg

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE April 3, 2019
First Posted Date  ICMJE April 17, 2019
Last Update Posted Date August 16, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE August 12, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 12, 2019)
Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Difference between the intervention group en the control group, measured at 28 weeks (after the intervention). ]
Measured by the 10-item Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS). The EDS is the most widely used self-rating scale to assess depressive symptoms in the perinatal period. It consists of ten items and three sub-scales: anhedonia, anxiety and depression. The questionnaire has been validated in Dutch pregnant women. The EDS total score ranges from 0 to 30, with higher scores indicating more depressive symptoms.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 12, 2019)
Negative Affect [ Time Frame: Difference between the intervention group en the control group, measured at 28 weeks (after the intervention). ]
Measured by a subscale of the Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS): Negative Affect, which consists of 10 items. The TPDS has been validated among Dutch pregnant women and it is a reliable measure to assess pregnancy-related emotional distress. The total score ranges from 0 to 30, with higher scores indicating more emotional distress symptoms.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 12, 2019)
  • Mindfulness skills [ Time Frame: Measured in the intervention group, the difference between 16 weeks (before the intervention) and 28 weeks (after the intervention). ]
    Measured by three facets of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Short Form (FFMQ-3-SF): acting with awareness, non-judging and non-reacting, which consists of 15 items. The validity of the measure is established and indices of internal reliability were found to be adequate. The total score ranges from 0 to 60, with higher scores indicating better mindfulness skills.
  • Rumination [ Time Frame: Measured in the intervention group, the difference between 16 weeks (before the intervention) and 28 weeks (after the intervention). ]
    Measured by the Rumination-Reflection Questionnaire (RRQ), which consists of 12 items and is a validated and reliable instrument. The score ranges from 0 to 48, with higher scores indicating more rumination.
  • Self compassion [ Time Frame: Measured in the intervention group, the difference between 16 weeks (before the intervention) and 28 weeks (after the intervention). ]
    Measured by the Self Compassion Scale Short Form (SCS-SF), which consists of 12 items, and is a validated and reliable measure. The total score ranges from 0 to 72, with higher scores indicating higher self compassion.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE E-health Intervention in Women With Pregnancy Distress
Official Title  ICMJE E-health Intervention in Women With Pregnancy Distress: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Brief Summary The study aims to reduce the levels of distress (depression and anxiety) during pregnancy. The study investigates the effectiveness of an eHealth pregnancy distress-reducing mindfulness training in women with pregnancy distress.
Detailed Description

During pregnancy, women are at risk for mental health problems: up to 20% present with distress symptoms (depression and/or anxiety). Apart from the adverse effects on the woman herself, pregnancy distress negatively affects pregnancy outcome, infant health, postpartum mother-child interaction and child development.

Mindfulness-based interventions are a type of intervention that is increasingly being used to treat symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. They are cheap and accessible to the whole population.

Current study aims to examine the effectiveness of a mindfulness training to reduce distress during pregnancy. Women who score above cut off on the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) and Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) at 12 weeks of gestation, will be randomly allocated to the intervention or control group. Women in the intervention group will be contacted and invited to participate in the mindfulness-based intervention, which consists of 8 weeks of internet mindfulness training. The control group will receive care as usual.

The primary outcome of the study is: Does the mindfulness internet training "Ontspannen zwanger", offered during pregnancy, reduce pregnancy distress, compared to care as usual? The secondary outcome is: Does the mindfulness internet training result in better mindfulness skills?

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
The study is part of a large longitudinal cohort study among pregnant women. The study targets a specific subgroup of pregnant women with symptoms of psychological distress (depression and anxiety). Women who score above cut off on the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) and Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) at 12 weeks of gestation, will be randomly allocated to the intervention or control group. Women in the intervention group will be contacted and invited to participate in the mindfulness-based intervention, which consists of 8 weeks of internet mindfulness training. The control group will receive care as usual.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Pregnancy Distress
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: eHealth mindfulness intervention
The web-based intervention consists of eight sessions including psycho-education about the mechanisms of stress, coping and relaxation, especially related to pregnancy, practicing mindfulness skills (i.e. mindful breathing, mindful moving, observing and letting-go of thoughts and emotions with a non-judgmental attitude), sharing experiences, and doing home assignments. The sessions have been developed specifically for pregnant women and acknowledge pregnancy-related distress. An online coach will review questions and home assignments of the participants. Women will start the training at 16 weeks gestation.
Other Name: Ontspannen zwanger
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: eHealth mindfulness intervention group
    8 weeks of internet mindfulness training
    Intervention: Behavioral: eHealth mindfulness intervention
  • No Intervention: Control group
    Care as usual
Publications * Hulsbosch LP, Nyklíček I, Potharst ES, Meems M, Boekhorst MGBM, Pop VJM. Online mindfulness-based intervention for women with pregnancy distress: design of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Mar 13;20(1):159. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-2843-0.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 12, 2019)
280
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women (18+y) who have their first antenatal visit < 12 weeks;
  • Score above cut off on the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) and Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) at 12 weeks of gestation;
  • Dutch-speaking or understanding Dutch.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gemelli pregnancy (or higher order pregnancy);
  • Known endocrine disorder before pregnancy (diabetes-I, Rheumatoid arthritis);
  • Severe psychiatric disease (schizophrenia, borderline or bipolar disorder);
  • HIV;
  • Drug or alcohol addiction problems;
  • Any other disease resulting in treatment with drugs that are potentially adverse for the fetus and need careful follow-up during pregnancy;
  • No access to the internet.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Victor JM Pop, Prof. dr. 0031134662175 v.j.m.pop@tilburguniversity.edu
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Netherlands
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03917745
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 50-54300-98-244
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party prof.dr. Victor J Pop, University of Tilburg
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Tilburg
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account University of Tilburg
Verification Date August 2019

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