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Diana Pham, MD  

Training Years: 2015-2016

Training Site: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)

Country: Argentina

Mentors: Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD; Jose Belizan, MD, PhD

Title: The Evaluation of Mood State in Postpartum Women in a Public Hospital in Tucuman, Argentina

Project Objectives:

Hypothesis: The combination of reduced mother child bonding resulting from hormonal release during childbirth and higher risk of complication post-partum, we expect a higher rate of postpartum depression (PPD) for planned Cesarean section (CS) compared to planned vaginal delivery (VD). We expect a 10% increase in PPD diagnosis between the CS and VD groups.

Aim 1: To determine the association of post-partum depression between planned CS versus planned VD

Aim 2: To assess the proportion of physicians who diagnose or treat postpartum depression in the participants who has PPD

Aim 3: To discuss the potential future implications of mental health as part of a routine antenatal visit for pregnant women in Argentina.

NIH Support: Fogarty scholars doctoral training award

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