Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD


Manuscripts, Editorials and Books

Manuscripts Under Review Back to top

  1. Shorey, S., Dennis, C-L. et al. Effectiveness of the ‘home-but not alone’ mobile health application educational programme on parental outcomes: A randomized controlled trial, study protocol.
  2. Dennis, C-L., Shiri, R. & Falah-Hassani, K. (under review). Prevalence of antenatal and postnatal anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  3. Zou, P., Dennis, C-L., Lee, R., Parry, M. (under review). Dietary approach to stop hypertension with sodium reduction for Chinese Canadians (DASHNa-CC): A pilot randomized controlled trial.
  4. Qi, X., Pan, X., Zhao, Z., Xue, Q., Saheb, M., Chang, H., Zhao, Y., Li, S., Wen, Y., Wang, Y., Li, C., Chen, J., Yang, C., Lui, X., Dennis, C-L. (under review) Prevalence and predictors of antenatal depression in Sichuan China: A cross-sectional study.
  5. Dennis, C-L. McQueen, K., Sellen, D., Stremler, R., Walker, M., & Zupancic, J. (under review) Increasing self-efficacy to improve breastfeeding outcomes among primiparous women (WISE Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
  6. Dennis, C-L. Vigod, S., & Brown, H. (under review). Psychosocial and psychological interventions for treating postpartum depression: An updated Cochrane Systematic Review.
  7. Grigoriadis, S., Mamisashvili, L., VonderPorten, E., Tomlinson, G., Dennis, C-L., Koren, G., Steiner, M., Cheung, A., Ross, L., & Mousmanis, P. (under review). Development and pilot of a research evidence-based tool: Physician reference guide for the treatment of perinatal depression with antidepressant medication.
  8. Abbass-Dick, J., Xie, F. Koroluk, J., Alcock Brillinger, S., Newport, A., Huizinga, J., & Dennis, C-L. (under review). The design and evaluation of an e-health co-parenting breastfeeding course for mothers and fathers.
  9. Dennis, C-L., Falah-Hassani, K., Brown, H., Vigod, S. (under review). Identifying women at risk for anxiety in the early postpartum period: a prospective cohort study.
  10. Dennis, C-L., Merry, L., Stewart, D., & Gagnon, A., (under review). Postpartum depression risk factors among refugee, asylum-seeking, and non-refugee immigrant women: Results from a Canadian prospective cohort study.
  11. Kushner, K., Stewart, M., Letourneau, N., & Dennis, C-L. (under review). Social support needs of Sudanese and Zimbabwean refugee new parents in Canada.
  12. Aluş Tokat, M.,; Girgeç, S., Yeygel, C., Okumuş, H., Öztürk, M., & Dennis, C-L. (under review). Psychometric assessment of the Turkish version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale among mothers of preterm infants.
  13. Stewart, M., Spitzer, D., Kushner, K., Shizha, E., Letourneau, N., Dennis, C-L., & Makwarimba, E. (under review). Supporting refugee new parents’: Knowing you’re not alone. International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care.

Editorials and Commentaries Back to top

  1. Dennis, C-L. (2009). Commentary: Training health visitors to identify and treat depressive symptoms with psychological approaches reduces postnatal depressionEvidence-Based Mental Health, 12, 83.
  2. Dennis, C-L. (2009). Editorial: Preventing and treating postnatal depression: Comprehensive screening programmes and better organisation of care are key.British Medical Journal.338:a2975doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2975
  3. Dennis, C-L. (2006). Commentary: Counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy reduce anxiety and depression in women with postnatal depressionEvidence-based Mental Health, 9, 50.
  4. Stewart, D.E., Robertson, E., Dennis, C-L., & Grace, S. (2004). Commentary: An evidence based approach to postpartum depressionWorld Psychiatry, 3, 97-98.
  5. Dennis, C-L., & Hodnett, E. (2002). Commentary: Individualized postpartum care by midwives resulted in improved mental health. Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 175-176.

Books Back to top

  1. Ross, L., Dennis, C-L., Robertson, E., & Stewart, D.E. (2005). Postpartum Depression: A guide for front-line health and social service providers. Centre for Addiction & Mental Health. ISBN: o-88868-485-I    [published in both English (2005) and French (2006)]

Book Chapters Back to top

  1. O’Hara, M., Dennis, C-L., McCabe, J., Galbally, M. (2015) Evidence-based treatments and pathways to care. In Identifying Perinatal Depression And Anxiety: Evidence-Based Practice In Screening, Psychosocial Assessment, And Management, edited by J. Milgrom and A.W. Gemmill, John Wiley & Sons LTS, Chichester, UK.
  2. Dennis, C-L., Dowswell, T (2014). Psychosocial and psychological interventions for preventing postpartum depression. In Perinatal Psychiatry: the legacy of Channi Kumar, edited by Dr Carmine Pariante, Dr Sue Conroy, Dr Paola Dazzan, Professor Louise Howard, Dr Susan Pawlby, and Dr Trudi Seneviratne. Oxford University Press.
  3. Ardiles, P., Dennis, C-L, & Ross, L. (2008). Postpartum Depression among Immigrant Women. In Working with Immigrant Women: Issues and Strategies for Mental Health Professionals edited by S. Guruge and E. Collins. Centre for Addiction & Mental Health. ISBN: 978-0-88868-535-3
  4. Letourneau, N., Willms, J.D., & Dennis, C-L. (2007). The effects of maternal depression and family functioning on children’s developmental outcomes. InSuccessful Transitions: Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth edited by J.D. Willms. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), paper series.
  5. Letourneau, N.L., Fedick, C.B., Willms, J.D., Dennis, C-L., Hegadoren, K., & Stewart, M.J. (2006). Longitudinal study of postpartum depression, maternal-child relationships, and children’s behaviour at 8 years of age. In D.M. Devore (Ed.). Parent-child relations: New research, Pp. 1-19. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.