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A randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation on perinatal depression: in Iranian pregnant mothers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2016
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Title
A randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation on perinatal depression: in Iranian pregnant mothers
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-1024-7
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Farideh Vaziri, Samira Nasiri, Zohreh Tavana, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Farkhondeh Sharif, Peyman Jafari

Abstract

Mood disorders in pregnancy and post-partum period are common and considered as a public health issue. Researchers have studied the relationship between low serum vitamin D concentration and perinatal depression, although no clinical trial has been conducted on vitamin D's effects on depression related to childbirth. This study evaluated the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on perinatal depression scores. This randomized clinical trial was done in pregnant women who were under prenatal care in a teaching hospital in Shiraz, Iran. The inclusion criteria were: being 18 years or older, no history of mental illness and internal diseases, a singleton live fetus, without any pregnancy complications, gestational age of 26-28 weeks upon enrollment, and depression score of 0 to 13. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale was used to evaluate depression scores. A total of 169 participants were assigned to the two groups of placebo and vitamin D through block randomization design. Vitamin D group received 2000 IU vitamin D3 daily from 26 to 28 weeks of gestation until childbirth. Maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations were measured at baseline and childbirth. Besides, depression scores were evaluated four times: at 26-28 and 38-40 weeks of gestation, and finally at 4 and 8 weeks after birth. The two groups were similar in relation to baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. However, at childbirth, the vitamin D group had significantly higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in comparison to the control group (p < 0.001). At baseline, no correlation was observed between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and depression score (r = 0.13, p = 0.09). There was no significant difference between the two study groups in relation to the baseline depression score. While, the vitamin D group had greater reduction in depression scores than the control group at 38-40 weeks of gestation (p = 0.01) also, at 4 and 8 weeks after birth (p < 0.001). The present trial showed that consuming 2000 IU vitamin D3 daily during late pregnancy was effective in decreasing perinatal depression levels. We suggest further clinical trial in pregnant mothers who are at risk for postnatal depression. Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials  IRCT2015020310327N11 . Date of registration: March 9th 2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 217 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 42 19%
Student > Master 40 18%
Researcher 18 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 7%
Other 10 5%
Other 37 17%
Unknown 55 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 18%
Psychology 21 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 23 11%
Unknown 65 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2018.
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#4,331,000
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#1,294
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#77,176
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