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.