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.

Tandon SD, Hamil J, Gier EE, Garfield CF. (2021). Examining the Effectiveness of the Fathers and Babies Intervention: A Pilot Study. Front Psychol. 2021 Jul 15;12:668284. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.668284. eCollection 2021.

Diebold A, Ciolino JD, Johnson JK, Yeh C, Gollan JK, Tandon SD. (2020). Comparing Fidelity Outcomes of Paraprofessional and Professional Delivery of a Perinatal Depression Preventive Intervention. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 Jul;47(4):597-605. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01022-5.

Diebold A, Segovia M, Johnson JK, Degillio A, Zakieh D, Park HJ, Lim K, Tandon SD. (2020). Acceptability and appropriateness of a perinatal depression preventive group intervention: a qualitative analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 7;20(1):189. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-5031-z.

Barrera AZ, Aguilera A, Inlow N, Servin J. (2020). A preliminary study on the acceptability of a brief SMS program for perinatal women. Health Informatics J. 2020 Jun;26(2):1079-1087. doi: 10.1177/1460458219866560. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Le HN, Perry DF, Villamil Grest C, Genovez M, Lieberman K, Ortiz-Hernandez S, Serafini C. (2020). A mixed methods evaluation of an intervention to prevent perinatal depression among Latina immigrants. J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2020 Mar 18:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2020.1733504.

Ramphos ES, Kelman AR, Stanley ML, Barrera AZ. (2019). Responding to women’s needs and preferences in an online program to prevent postpartum depression. Internet Interv. 2019 Sep 6;18:100275. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2019.100275. eCollection 2019 Dec.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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