International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

Screening for Phychosocial risk Factors

Measuring the Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions in Pregnancy

Ann Oakleya1

a1 University of London

Abstract

Questions about the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in pregnancy are important in any overall evaluation of antenatal care. This article reviews the evidence as to the positive benefit on a range of pregnancy outcomes provided by 35 published and unpublished randomized controlled trials of psychosocial interventions.