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Programme of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN03464021
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Programme of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers
Scientific title
Acronym PRISM
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis Not provided at time of registration
Lay summary Not provided at time of registration
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Cluster-randomised trial with local government authorities as the unit of randomisation
Countries of recruitment Australia
Disease/condition/study domain Postnatal depression and maternal physical health in the year after birth
Participants - inclusion criteria All women giving birth to a surviving child in 16 participating communities from 6th February 2000 to 6th August 2001 (inclusive)
Participants - exclusion criteria Not provided at time of registration
Anticipated start date 01/01/1999
Anticipated end date 31/12/2003
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 11480
Interventions 1. Training programme for Maternal and Child Health Nurses
2. Training programme for GPs
3. Mothers' Information Kits
4. Non-professional befriending network (various models)
5. Community Development Officer in each LGA for 2 years
6. Local PRISM steering committee (all participating LGAs agreed prior to randomisation not to implement the specific program elements if randomised to comparison status)
Primary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding 1. La Trobe University Collaborative Industry Grant 1997
2. National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), project grants 1997-99, 1999-2001 [# 974083, 990978]
3. Department of Human Services (Victoria) 1998-2000
4. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 1998-2000
5. Felton Bequest 1998
6. Sidney Myer Foundation 1999
7. Contributions in kind from participating municipalities
Trial website
Publications 2003 protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14629776
2006 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16483383
2014 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24586327
Contact name Prof  Judith  Lumley
  Address Director
Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health
La Trobe University
251 Faraday Street
  City/town Carlton
  Zip/Postcode VIC 3053
  Country Australia
Sponsor La Trobe University (Australia)
  Address Faculty of Health Sciences
  City/town Melbourne
  Zip/Postcode VIC 3086
  Country Australia
  Tel +61 (0)3 9479 3583
  Fax +61 (0)3 9479 2507
  Email lhs@latrobe.edu.au
  Sponsor website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/health/healthsci_schoolcent.html
Date applied 14/01/2003
Last edited 13/10/2014
Date ISRCTN assigned 14/01/2003
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