MB Intervention Effectiveness

Effectiveness Research

Multiple research studies have examined the effectiveness and implementation of Mothers and Babies with different populations and in different types of settings (e.g., home visiting, community health centers). Below is a list of some of the peer-reviewed publications describing these effectiveness and implementation outcomes.

Barrera AZ, Wickham RE, & Muñoz RF. (2015). Online prevention of postpartum depression for Spanish- and English-speaking pregnant women: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 2(3), 257-265.

Jensen JK, Ciolino JD, Diebold A, Segovia M, Degillio A, Solano-Martinez J, Tandon SD. (2018). Comparing the Effectiveness of Clinicians and Paraprofessionals to Reduce Disparities in Perinatal Depression via the Mothers and Babies Course: Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc, 20;7(11):e11624.

Le HN, Perry DF, & Stuart EA. (2011). Randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention for perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 135-141.

Le HN, Perry DF, Mendelson T, Tandon SD, & Muñoz RF. (2015). Preventing perinatal depression in high risk women: Moving the Mothers and Babies Course from clinical trials to community implementation. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19, 2102-2110.

Le HN, Zmuda J, Perry DF, & Muñoz RF. (2010). Transforming an evidence-based intervention to prevent perinatal depression for low-income Latina immigrants. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(1), 34-45.

Leis JA, Solomon BS, Wasserman KE, Carter TN, Mendelson T, Perry DF, & Tandon SD. (2014). Preventing postpartum depression in a pediatric primary care clinic: A pilot study. Clinical Pediatrics, 54, 487-490.

McFarlane E, Burrell L, Duggan A, & Tandon SD. (2017). Outcomes of a randomized trial of a cognitive behavioral enhancement to address maternal distress in home visited mothers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21, 475-484.

Mendelson T, Leis J, Perry D, Stuart E, & Tandon SD. (2013). Impact of a preventive intervention for perinatal depression on mood regulation, social support, and coping.  Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16(3), 211-218.

Muñoz RF, Le HN, Ippen CG, Diaz MA, Urizar GG, et al. (2007). Prevention of postpartum depression in low-income women: development of the Mamas y Bebes/Mothers and Babies Course. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, 70–83.

McFarlane, E, Burrell, L, Duggan, A, & Tandon, D. (2017). Outcomes of a randomized trial of a cognitive behavioral enhancement to address maternal distress in home visited mothers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21, 475-484.

Tandon SD, Perry D, Mendelson T, Kemp K, & Leis J. (2011). Preventing perinatal depression in low-income home visiting clients: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(5), 707-712.

Tandon SD, Leis, JA Mendelson, T Perry, DF & Kemp K. (2014). Six-month outcomes from a randomized controlled trial to prevent perinatal depression in low-income home visiting clients. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18, 873-881.

Tandon SD, Leis JA, Ward EA, Snyder H, Mendelson T, Perry DF, Carter M, Hamil JL, & Le HN. (2018). Adaptation of an evidence-based postpartum depression intervention: Feasibility and acceptability of Mothers and Babies 1-on-1. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18:93, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1726-0.

Tandon SD, Perry DF, Mendelson T, Kemp K, Leis JA. (2011). Preventing perinatal depression in low-income home visiting clients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 79(5), 707-12.

Tandon, SD, Ward, EA, Hamil, JL, Jimenez, C, & Achike, M. (2018). Perinatal depression prevention through home visitation: A cluster randomized trial of Mothers and Babies 1-on-1. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(5), 641-652.

Urizar GG, Jr., Muñoz RF. (2011). Impact of a prenatal cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention on salivary cortisol levels in low-income mothers and their infants. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(10), 1480-1494.


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