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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