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Exercise as an adjunct treatment for postpartum depression for women living in an inner city—A pilot study

FORSYTH, Jacky and BOATH, Elizabeth and HENSHAW, Carol A and BROWN, Hannah (2017) Exercise as an adjunct treatment for postpartum depression for women living in an inner city—A pilot study. Health Care for Women International. ISSN 0739-9332

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To examine the effectiveness of exercise in the management of postpartum depression, women living in an inner-city, who were diagnosed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (Perinatal Version) (SCID-PN), were randomly assigned to an exercise group (N = 12) or control group (N = 12). A focus group was carried out to explore women's views of the trial. There were no significant differences between the two groups for SCID-PN. Although women who had engaged in the exercise viewed it positively (based on focus group data), low adherence to exercise meant that significant improvements in postpartum depression were not found.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Sport and Exercise
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Depositing User: Jacky FORSYTH
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 09:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 11:31
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3026

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