Shaw et al. - 2013 - Prevention of Traumatic Stress in Mothers With Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Source

Shaw et al.

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Year

2013

Region

United States

Type

Journal Article – Randomized Controlled Trial

Objectives

Evaluates a 6 session treatment intervention developed with the goal of reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety in parents of premature infants

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Intervention group received a combination of trauma-focused treatments, including psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation, and development of their trauma narrative.  Also incorporated material targeting infant redefinition
  • Intervention was successful in reducing maternal symptoms of trauma and depression when compared to comparison group
  • Mothers with higher ratings of baseline NICU stress benefited more compared with mothers who had lower ratings

References:

Shaw RJ, St John N, Lilo EA, Jo B, Benitz W, Stevenson DK, et al. Prevention of Traumatic Stress in Mothers With Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e886–94. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3784295/

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