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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Nancy Byatt, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Lori Pbert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Safiyah Hosein, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Holly A. Swartz, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Linda Weinreb, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Douglas M. Ziedonis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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
Date
4-16-2016
Document Type
Article
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.
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Citation: Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Apr 15:appips201600049. Link to article on publisher's site
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Co-author Safiyah Hosein is a medical student at UMass Medical School.

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Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
27079994
Citation Information
Nancy Byatt, Lori Pbert, Safiyah Hosein, Holly A. Swartz, et al.. "PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing" (2016) ISSN: 1075-2730 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeroan_allison/233/