Table 17Effectiveness rates and other input parameters included in the model of psychosocial interventions for prevention of depression in the antenatal and postnatal periods

Input parameterBaseline value (95% CI)Source – comments
Relative risk of development of major depression
Psychological therapy (IPT)0.28 (0.11–0.69)Guideline meta-analysis
Social support0.49 (0.20–1.21)
Relative risk of discontinuation
Psychological therapy (IPT)1.33 (0.57–3.10)Guideline meta-analysis
Social support1.35 (0.46–3.95)
Absolute risk of development of major depression
Standard care23.35%Guideline meta-analysis
Absolute risk of discontinuation
Standard care24.52%Guideline meta-analysis


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