Title

Neighborhood Effects on PND Symptom Severity for Women Enrolled in a Home Visiting Program

Date

2018

Author(s)

David E. Jones, Mei Tang, Alonzo Folger, Robert T. Ammerman, Md Monir Hossain, Jodie Short, and Judith B. Van Ginkel

Type of Product

Journal publication

Model(s)

  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Description

The aim of this study was to investigate the association between postnatal depression (PND) symptoms severity and structural neighborhood characteristics among women enrolled in a home visiting program. The sample included 295 mothers who were at risk for developing PND, observed as 3-month Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores ≥ 10. Two neighborhood predictor components (residential stability and social disadvantage) were analyzed as predictors of PND symptom severity using a generalized estimating equation. Residential stability was negatively associated with PND symptom severity. Social disadvantage was not found to be statistically significant. The findings suggest that residential stability is associated with a reduction in PND symptom severity for women enrolled in home visiting program. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Program administrative record reviews
  • Standardized assessment tools

Status

Finished

For More Information

Jones, D. E., Tang, M., Folger, A., Ammerman, R. T., Hossain, M. M., Short, J., & Van Ginkel,  B. V. (2018). Neighborhood effects on PND symptom severity for women enrolled in a home visiting program. Community Mental Health Journal, 54(4), 420–428. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-017-0175-y
Author Contact Information:
David E. Jones
djones@regent.edu

Topics

  • Participant Characteristics