Psychological interventions for maternal depression among women of African and Caribbean origin: a systematic review

Jidong, D.E. ORCID: 0000-0001-5034-0335, Husain, N., Roche, A., Lourie, G., Ike, T.J., Murshed, M., Park, M.S. ORCID: 0000-0002-1269-6856, Karick, H., Dagona, Z.K., Pwajok, J.Y., Gumber, A., Francis, C., Nyam, P.P. and Mwankon, S., 2021. Psychological interventions for maternal depression among women of African and Caribbean origin: a systematic review. BMC Women's Health. ISSN 1472-6874 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Background
Maternal depression is a leading cause of disease burden for women worldwide; however, there are ethnic inequalities in access to psychological interventions in high-income countries (HICs). Culturally appropriate interventions might prove beneficial for African and Caribbean women living in HICs as ethnic minorities.

Method
The review strategy was formulated using PICo (Population, phenomenon of Interest, and Context) framework with Boolean operators (AND/OR/NOT) to ensure rigour in the use of search terms (“postpartum depression”, “maternal depression”, “postnatal depression”, “perinatal depression” “mental health”, “psychotherapy” “intervention”, “treatment”, “black Caribbean”, “black African”, “mothers” and “women”). Five databases, including Scopus, PsycINFO, Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), ProQuest Central and Web of Science, were searched for published articles between 2000 and July 2020. 13 studies met the inclusion criteria and the relevant data extracted were synthesised and thematically analysed. Results Data synthesis and analysis of included studies produced four themes including (i) enhance parenting confidence and self-care; (ii) effective mother-child interpersonal relationship; (iii) culturally appropriate maternal care; and (iv) internet-mediated care for maternal depression.

Conclusion
In the quest to address maternal mental health disparities among mothers of African and Caribbean origin in HICs, the authors recommend culturally adapted psychological interventions to be tested in randomised control trials.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: BMC Women's Health
Creators: Jidong, D.E., Husain, N., Roche, A., Lourie, G., Ike, T.J., Murshed, M., Park, M.S., Karick, H., Dagona, Z.K., Pwajok, J.Y., Gumber, A., Francis, C., Nyam, P.P. and Mwankon, S.
Publisher: BMC
Date: 1 February 2021
ISSN: 1472-6874
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 05 Feb 2021 16:15
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 16:15
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42203

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