Dr Alexandra Burton reports on the SHAPER-PND study exploring singing's effect on postnatal depression in new mothers
Singing has shown positive effects on maternal mood and mother–child bonding. The Scaling-Up Health-Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research-Postnatal Depression (SHAPER-PND) study will analyse the clinical and implementation effectiveness of a 10-week programme of singing sessions for PND in new mothers. This talk will present findings from the evaluation of an adapted online programme during the COVID-19 pandemic and describe the methods used to evaluate the main in-person programme.
This free guest lecture is part of the Mixed Methods in Health Research module, part of the Oxford University Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) programme (https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/mixed-methods-in-health-research?code=O22C212B9Y).
About the speaker:
Dr Alexandra Burton is a Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Science/Behaviour Change at University College London. She currently leads the qualitative component of the Shaper-PND implementation trial exploring the experiences of new mothers with postnatal depression who take part in group singing sessions, and the INSPYRE study evaluating social prescribing for young people who are on waiting lists for child and adolescent mental health services.
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