Cohort Profile: Perinatal depression and child socioemotional development ; the Bachpan cohort study from rural Pakistan.



Sikander, Siham, Ahmad, Ikhlaq, Bates, Lisa M, Gallis, John, Hagaman, Ashley, O'Donnell, Karen, Turner, Elizabeth Louise, Zaidi, Ahmed, Rahman, Atif ORCID: 0000-0002-2066-4467 and Maselko, Joanna
(2019) Cohort Profile: Perinatal depression and child socioemotional development ; the Bachpan cohort study from rural Pakistan. BMJ open, 9 (5). e025644 - e025644.

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Abstract

PURPOSE:This is a prospective pregnancy-birth cohort designed to investigate the effects of depression on socioemotional development of children. Perinatal depression is a risk factor for poor child development and for many it has a recurring chronic course. Thus, the exposure to depression can continue through the early years of the child with detrimental developmental outcomes. PARTICIPANTS:Between October 2014 and February 2016, we recruited 1154 pregnant women from a rural subdistrict of Pakistan. Data include longitudinal and repeated measures of maternal psychosocial measures and child growth, cognitive and socioemotional measures. Follow-up include mother-child dyad assessments at 3rd, 6th, 12th, 24th and 36th months of child age. All these follow-ups are community based at the household level. We have competed baseline assessment. FINDINGS TO DATE:Of the eligible dyads, we followed 885 (76.6%), 929 (91%) and 940 (93.3%) at 3, 6 and 12 months post-childbirth. We include a subsample mother-child dyad DNA and inflammatory biomarkers, 73 and 104, respectively. FUTURE PLANS:While we continue to do 24-month and 36-month follow-up assessments, we plan to follow these mother-child dyads up to the age of 7-8 years with some children being exposed to at least 1 year of school environment. Investigators interested in learning more about the study can contact (jmaselko@unc.edu) and (siham.sikander@hdrfoundation.org).

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 20:10
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025644
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3040371