Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Designed to Prevent and Reduce Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress in Mothers of Preterm Infants.
The purpose of the study includes: 1. To develop a treatment manual and pilot test this treatment intervention which is designed to prevent and reduce psychological distress in parents who have infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 2. To conduct a treatment intervention study in which parents of NICU infants will receive a 6-12 session treatment designed to reduce psychological distress, and to compare outcomes with parents who do not receive the intervention. We hope to learn whether or not a simple psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational intervention offered to parents of NICU infants can prevent or minimize the development of symptoms of psychological distress in parents, including symptoms of anxiety and depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- behavioral : Cognitive behavior therapy
Ages Eligible For Study:
English and Spanish-speaking mothers greater than 18 years of age of infants in the LPCH NICU >=26 weeks of gestation are eligible for screening.