Effectiveness of the iParent app for postnatal depression: a randomised controlled trial (abridged secondary publication)
KL Chan1, WC Leung2, A Tiwari3, KL Or4, P Ip5
1 Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kwong Wah Hospital
3 School of Nursing, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital
4 Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
5 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
1. Pregnant women who used the iParent app reported a significantly lower level of postnatal depression than those who received treatment as usual after adjusting for demographic characteristics and baseline depression levels.
2. The iParent app is a low-cost, user-friendly alternative to the traditional, resource-consuming antenatal classes.