Impact of Mothers Touch Program on Women's Psychological Functioning

The Role of Indian Post-partum Care in Women's Psychological Functioning


Lead Sponsor: NMP Medical Research Institute

Collaborator: Warwick Research Services
Mothers Touch Foundation, India

Source NMP Medical Research Institute
Brief Summary

The study investigates the effect of the Mothers Touch program on the psychological well-being of new mothers following 5 weeks of child birth. Mothers Touch Program is designed based on traditional Indian post-partum care given by trained carer in the family. Study was designed as cohort, including a randomised controlled trial.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date 2018-04-12
Completion Date 2018-09-06
Primary Completion Date 2018-07-15
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Post Natal Depression 6 weeks following child birth
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
General well being 6 weeks following child birth
Parent-Infant Relationship 6 weeks following child birth
Maternal Confidence 6 weeks following child birth
Enrollment 110

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Mothers Touch Program

Description: Combination of diet, massage, body binding methods along with 40 days of rest following the traditional way of delivering

Arm Group Label: Mother Touch Program


Sampling Method:

Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria: - Healthy women giving birth for first time (primiparous) - Given informed consent - Accepts traditional home care Exclusion Criteria: - Previous history of mental health condition - History drug or substance abuse



Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:

35 Years

Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Overall Contact Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects.
Facility: NMP Medical Reserach Institute
Location Countries


Verification Date


Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Arm Group

Label: Mother Touch Program

Description: Forty days of rest period of the mother after delivery, Full body massage, diet and belly binding methods were administered by trained carer.

Label: Usual care Program

Description: comparison cohort were followed in usual care under the supervision of health professionals.

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Cohort

Time Perspective: Prospective

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