Move and mingle: A postpartum depression intervention
Lisa Stevens, RN, BSN, DNPc and Kari Wade EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
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Background: 11.5% of women are diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) within the first few months after delivery, and 50% go untreated. Effective and accessible treatment options for PPD are greatly needed to improve the health of the postpartum community.
Purpose: The purpose of the Move and Mingle project was to implement an evidence-based PPD program using yoga and group social support therapy in a weekly class format over six weeks to significantly reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression.
Methods: The program offered a weekly, six session combined yoga and social support therapy class to postpartum women diagnosed with PPD. Sample: 5 women began the program, and 4 completed the pre and post intervention Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Score.
Results: Participant scores on the EPDS scale before and after the Move and Mingle intervention improved an average of 7.25 points. Using an alpha level of .05, the EPDS score changes were statistically significant (p = .03684).
Conclusions: The results demonstrate the effectiveness of yoga and group therapy on the improvement of mental health in postpartum women suffering from PPD. Providers are encouraged to utilize the intervention for their patients in the community.
|Type||DNP Capstone Project|
|Review Type||Faculty Approved: Degree-based Submission|
|Evidence Level||Clinical Practice Guideline(s)|
|Research Approach||Pilot/Exploratory Study|
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