Title

PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; School of Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

Date

4-16-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Maternal and Child Health | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Women's Health

Abstract

Most women with perinatal depression do not receive depression treatment. The authors describe the development and beta testing of a new program, PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM), to improve treatment of perinatal depression in obstetric practices. A multidisciplinary work group of seven perinatal and behavioral health professionals was convened to design, refine, and beta-test PRISM in an obstetric practice. Iterative feedback and problem solving facilitated development of PRISM components, which include provider training and a toolkit, screening procedures, implementation assistance, and access to immediate psychiatric consultation. Beta testing with 50 patients over two months demonstrated feasibility and suggested that PRISM may improve provider screening rates and self-efficacy to address depression. On the basis of lessons learned, PRISM will be enhanced to integrate proactive patient engagement and monitoring into obstetric practices. PRISM may help overcome patient-, provider-, and system-level barriers to managing perinatal depression in obstetric settings.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Apr 15:appips201600049. Link to article on publisher's site

Comments

Co-author Safiyah Hosein is a medical student at UMass Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

27079994