About ROSHNI-2

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    About ROSHNI-2

    An extension of ROSHNI-D, ROSHNI-2 is a national scale research study, designed to address the rise of British South Asian (BSA) women who experience Post-Natal Depression.

    We aim to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a culturally adapted group psychological intervention (The Positive Health Programme), in primary care for British South Asian women with postnatal depression compared with treatment as usual.

    ROSHNI-2 is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment Programme.


    Postnatal depression is an important public health concern. It's prevalence in the UK is 15%, yet British South Asian (BSA) women have a higher prevalence of 17% during the prenatal period and 19% during the post natal period.

    Despite this, Bristish South Asian mothers' access to therapeutic interventions remains limited.

    The main barriers include;

    • lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services
    • lack of trust, fear of health services
    • lack of awareness of mental illnesses
    • stigma of mental illness

    Study areas include the North West, Yorkshire, East Midlands, Glasgow and London.

    Participants (sample size 750)

    • British South Asian women
    • meeting DSM-5 depression criteria
    • aged 18 or over
    • with a child of up to 12 months of age

    Funding Acknowledgement - ROSHNI-D was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit Programme.
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