Characteristics of Excluded Studies

Reference IDReason for Exclusion
BRISCH2003Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (infant attachment only). Also, lacks detail on randomisation (multimodal versus standard care).
BUIST1999Inadequate data reported; randomisation unclear; significant baseline differences (parenting and coping strategies education versus standard care)
CARRERA1998Not an RCT (psychological support intervention following perinatal loss versus standard care)
CHABROL2002Inadequate randomisation; insufficient mental health outcomes [infant attachment only] (CBT versus standard care)
ELLIOTT2000Inadequate randomisation: some mixing of treatment groups (combined psychoeducation and social support versus standard care)
FEIJO2006Inadequate control group; randomisation procedure unclear (infant massage versus standard care)
HEH2003Unclear, and inadequate randomisation procedure (psychoeducation versus standard care)
JOHNSON1993Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (home visiting versus standard care)
LANGER1996Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (home visits for social support versus standard care)
OAKLEY1990Outcomes unclear (social support versus standard care)
OLDS1997Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (pre-and postnatal home visits and enhanced care packages versus 15-year longitudinal care)
OLDS1998AInsufficient maternal mental health outcomes (pre-and postnatal nurse home visits plus enhanced care versus enhanced care alone versus nurse home visits alone)
OLDS2002Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (nurse home visits versus paraprofessional home visits versus standard care)
OLDS2004Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (nurse home visits versus paraprofessional home visits versus standard care)
OLDS2004AInsufficient maternal mental health outcomes (nurse home visits versus standard care)

From: APPENDIX 18, CHARACTERISTICS OF REVIEWED STUDIES

Cover of Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health
Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health: The NICE Guideline on Clinical Management and Service Guidance.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 45.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2007.
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