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Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, February 2015
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Title
Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0393-1
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Hong Gong, Chenxu Ni, Xiaoliang Shen, Tengyun Wu, Chunlei Jiang

Abstract

BackgroundPrenatal depression can negatively affect the physical and mental health of both mother and fetus. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of yoga as an intervention in the management of prenatal depression.MethodsA systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted by searching PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and PsycINFO from all retrieved articles describing such trials up to July 2014.ResultsSix RCTs were identified in the systematic search. The sample consisted of 375 pregnant women, most of whom were between 20 and 40 years of age. The diagnoses of depression were determined by their scores on Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. When compared with comparison groups (e.g., standard prenatal care, standard antenatal exercises, social support, etc.), the level of depression statistically significantly reduced in yoga groups (standardized mean difference [SMD], ¿0.59; 95% confidence interval [CI], ¿0.94 to ¿0.25; p¿=¿0.0007). One subgroup analysis revealed that both the levels of depressive symptoms in prenatally depressed women (SMD, ¿0.46; CI, ¿0.90 to ¿0.03; p¿=¿0.04) and non-depressed women (SMD, ¿0.87; CI, ¿1.22 to ¿0.52; p¿<¿0.00001) were statistically significantly lower in yoga group than that in control group. There were two kinds of yoga: the physical-exercise-based yoga and integrated yoga, which, besides physical exercises, included pranayama, meditation or deep relaxation. Therefore, the other subgroup analysis was conducted to estimate effects of the two kinds of yoga on prenatal depression. The results showed that the level of depression was significantly decreased in the integrated yoga group (SMD, ¿0.79; CI, ¿1.07 to ¿0.51; p¿<¿0.00001) but not significantly reduced in physical-exercise-based yoga group (SMD, ¿0.41; CI, ¿1.01 to ¿0.18; p¿=¿0.17).ConclusionsPrenatal yoga intervention in pregnant women may be effective in partly reducing depressive symptoms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 500 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 85 17%
Student > Master 78 15%
Researcher 39 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 6%
Other 110 22%
Unknown 127 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 95 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 90 18%
Psychology 65 13%
Social Sciences 24 5%
Sports and Recreations 21 4%
Other 81 16%
Unknown 131 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 108. 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 12 January 2023.
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