3015: Developing a Doula Intervention for Postpartum Depressive Symptoms
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3015:  Developing a Doula Intervention for Postpartum Depressive Symptoms
Doulas provide birth and postpartum support; and may help decrease postpartum depressive symptoms (PPD) by helping women identify signs of PPD, get treatment, and respond sensitively to their infants. Use of focus groups of doula trainers, doulas, and mothers to develop accurate, culturally sensitive educational materials for new mothers about PPD will be described. Sample materials developed will be presented.
*Note:  The audio volume in this recording is variable (ranging between loud and soft) for the first 9 minutes.

 

Speakers:  Judith Fry McComish, PhD, RN; Carla Groh, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Judith Moldenhauer, MFA

Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length:  45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the use of focus groups of doula trainers, doulas, and mothers to develop accurate, culturally sensitive educational materials about postpartum depression for new mothers.
2. Discuss content about postpartum depression and format issues that emerged from the focus groups that informed development of the educational materials.
3. Critique aspects of the design characteristics of the sample educational materials which reflect the concerns of the doulas and mothers who will use them.

 

Key words:  doulas, postpartum depressive symptoms, focus groups, interactive educational materials, applications for mobile devices

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, October 21, 2011: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Women’s Health Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 25, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.