CORDIS - Forschungsergebnisse der EU
CORDIS

Addressing Postpartum Depression in Refugees: Impact on Infants and the Role of Home Visiting Programs

Projektbeschreibung

Flüchtlinge leiden an postpartalen Depressionen

Die postpartale Depression ist die häufigste psychische Stimmungsstörung, die nach der Geburt auftritt. Sie beeinträchtigt die Fähigkeit der Frau, sich um ihr Kind zu kümmern. Geflüchtete Frauen sind besonders von postpartaler Depression betroffen. Obwohl es in vielen Ländern innovative Hausbesuchsprogramme gibt, wurde dieses Thema noch nie wissenschaftlich untersucht. Das EU-finanzierte Projekt REFUDEPRE möchte den Einfluss, den die postpartale Depression auf geflüchtete Frauen und ihre Kinder hat, analysieren. Dabei wird das Projektteam auch die Effektivität der Hausbesuchsprogramme beurteilen, die durch Pflegekräfte geleitet werden und sowohl den Frauen als auch den Kindern nach der Geburt Unterstützung bieten sollen. Analysen der dänischen Datenbank zur Kindergesundheit sowie Befragungen der Pflegekräfte und geflüchteten Frauen werden die Grundlage für diese Forschung bilden.

Ziel

REFUDEPRE will take a mixed-methods approach to understand the burden of postpartum depression on refugee women and their offspring and shed light on the role of home visiting programs lead by health nurses to support the mental health of refugees after giving birth.

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is the most common mental health disorder after birth, and refugee women are at increased risk of developing it. When untreated, PPD can interfere with the mother’s ability to care for her baby and thus impact the development of the child. However, no research to date has studied these links among refugees, who are also exposed to other social risk factors that affect both maternal and child health. Besides, few studies have investigated refugee mothers’ mental health needs after pregnancy, and evidence on psychosocial interventions that support such mental health needs is lacking. Building on the analysis of the Danish Child Health Database (CHD), and qualitative interviews to refugee and health nurses participating in the innovative Health Nurses Strengthen integration, the Danish home visiting program for refugee families, I will be able to fill these gaps. Given the increased flow of refugees in Europe, results will be both academically relevant and informative to the design of public health programs and policies aimed at reducing mental health inequalities in refugee groups.

I will significantly benefit from a placement at the Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity, and Health (MESU) at University of Copenhagen as it congregates experts in the field of immigrant and refugee health connected to a large network of international researchers and policymakers. With the support of the MSCA fellowship, I will also acquire skills in using large national and register databases and will be able to apply my expertise in qualitative methods to unpack the mental health benefits of home visiting for refugee women.

Koordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 219 312,00
Adresse
NORREGADE 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Dänemark

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Links
Gesamtkosten
€ 219 312,00