Congratulations to cand.scient.san. Stinne Høgh
for receiving a 3-year PhD stipend from Rigshospitalet for her project 'Maternal Mental Health Study (MAMA). Prevention of perinatal depression in a high-risk group: effects and mothers’ expectations
'. Stinne has worked as a research assistant at NRU since Jan 2019, where she has been involved in the ongoing project 'Psykisk helbred i forbindelse med graviditet og fødsel; spiller kønshormoner og hjernens serotoninsystem en rolle?
” Stinne's supervisor will be NRU senior researcher Vibe G. Frøkjær, who is newly appointed associate professor at University of Copenhagen.
The aims of the PhD project are:
- To evaluate if short-term estradiol patch administration in the immediate postpartum period (day 1 to day 22) prevents depressive episodes (primary outcome) in women at high-risk and to evaluate if this preventive strategy affects early maternal care capacity (secondary outcome) through a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial including 220 pregnant women at high risk of PND.
- To explore the high-risk women’s perceptions and expectations to preventive personalized medicine in relation to PND based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 15-20 women.