Archives of Women's Mental Health

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 561–564

PRIME: impact of previous mental health problems on health-related quality of life in women with childbirth trauma

Authors

    • Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith Health InstituteGriffith University
  • J. Gamble
    • Griffith Health InstituteGriffith University
  • D. K. Creedy
    • Griffith Health InstituteGriffith University
  • J. Fenwick
    • Griffith Health InstituteGriffith University
    • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • L. Barclay
    • University Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney
  • A. Buist
    • Women’s Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  • EL. Ryding
    • Department of Women’s & Children’s HealthKarolinska Institute
  • P. A. Scuffham
    • Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith Health InstituteGriffith University
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00737-013-0384-5

Cite this article as:
Turkstra, E., Gamble, J., Creedy, D.K. et al. Arch Womens Ment Health (2013) 16: 561. doi:10.1007/s00737-013-0384-5

Abstract

We investigated the impact of pre-existing mental ill health on postpartum maternal outcomes. Women reporting childbirth trauma received counselling (Promoting Resilience in Mothers' Emotions; n = 137) or parenting support (n = 125) at birth and 6 weeks. The EuroQol Five dimensional (EQ-5D)-measured health-related quality of life at 6 weeks, 6 and 12 months. At 12 months, EQ-5D was better for women without mental health problems receiving PRIME (mean difference (MD) 0.06; 95 % confidence interval (CI) 0.02 to 0.10) or parenting support (MD 0.08; 95 % CI 0.01 to 0.14). Pre-existing mental health conditions influence quality of life in women with childbirth trauma.

Keywords

Post-natal depressionHealth-related quality of lifeChildbirth traumaMental health

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2013