Title

Daily Life or Diagnosis? Dual Perspectives on Perinatal Depression within Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting

Date

2013

Author(s)

Sarah Kye Price and Katherine Cohen-Filipic

Type of Product

Journal publication

Model(s)

Description

This study describes a qualitative inquiry–informing program development in a maternal and child home visiting program. Low-income women's perceptions of the meaning and experiences of depression were ascertained through focus groups and interviews. Simultaneously, the study examines staff member perceptions and roles related to depression. Specific findings from clients and staff reveal culturally situated beliefs about depression and stressful life events; comparing and contrasting these beliefs offers a novel perspective on identification and intervention for maternal depression. This study offers a foundation for a translational research agenda that will be used for program and policy development to enhance mental health services situated within maternal and child health home visiting programs. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Focus groups
  • Interviews

Status

Finished

For More Information

Price, S. K., & Cohen-Filipic, K. (2013). Daily life or diagnosis? Dual perspectives on perinatal depression within maternal and child health home visiting. Social Work in Public Health, 28(6), 554-565. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2011.592087
Author Contact Information:
Sarah Kye Price
skprice@vcu.edu

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches