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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
PostPartum Depression
and you are
between 18 and 50
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The main goal of the research is to apply and evaluate the web-based preventive intervention (the Be a Mom program), in terms of its efficacy, acceptability and feasibility (user's adherence, dropout), and user's satisfaction. Prior to the randomized controlled trial (RCT), the investigators will conduct a pilot trial to evaluate the preliminary version of the Be a Mom program in high-risk women (random assignment to the intervention or to the control condition). The RCT will be a two-arm prevention trial. Women who have had a child during the prior month will be enrolled in the study. A minimum number of 1000 women will be enrolled in the study. After agreeing to participate in the study, the women will be screened for the presence of risk factors for PPD and early-onset PPD symptoms (using self-report questionnaires) by a researcher (licensed psychologist). In case of a negative screen, women's participation in the study will end. In case of a positive screen (high-risk women), women will be randomly assigned to one of the conditions: the intervention (Be a Mom program) or the control condition. The sample will be recruited online and at the maternities of Coimbra University Hospitals-CHUC, EPE. Participation in the study will last 11 months. The Be a Mom program will last 5 weeks. Participants in both conditions will be invited by the researchers via email to complete baseline, post-intervention and follow-up (4-months and 12-months after childbirth) assessments. Assessments will include self-report questionnaires to assess several indicators (e.g., depressive and anxiety symptoms, dyadic adjustment, mother-child bonding, and maternal confidence), mechanisms that may be involved in the treatment response (e.g., npsychological flexibility, emotional regulation) and user's acceptability and satisfaction.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Be A Mom
  • Other: Treatment as usually (TAU)

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03024645. The sponsor of the trial is University of Coimbra and it is looking for 1000 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Be a Mom: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of a Web-based Preventive Intervention for Postpartum Depression.