Archives of Women's Mental Health

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 561–564 | Cite as

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

  • E. Turkstra
  • J. Gamble
  • D. K. Creedy
  • J. Fenwick
  • L. Barclay
  • A. Buist
  • EL. Ryding
  • P. A. Scuffham
Short Communication

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 depression Health-related quality of life Childbirth trauma Mental health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Turkstra
    • 1
  • J. Gamble
    • 2
  • D. K. Creedy
    • 2
  • J. Fenwick
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. Barclay
    • 4
  • A. Buist
    • 5
  • EL. Ryding
    • 6
  • P. A. Scuffham
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith Health InstituteGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith Health InstituteGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Gold Coast University HospitalGold CoastAustralia
  4. 4.University Centre for Rural Health, University of SydneyDarlingtonAustralia
  5. 5.Women’s Mental Health, University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Women’s & Children’s HealthKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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