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Developing and Validating a Perinatal Depression-Screening Tool in Western Kenya


2015-05-17 13:26:10 - 2015-08-16 13:26:10

Project Objectives

Although depression-screening tools exist and are widely used in Western settings, they are rarely adapted and validated in non-western settings. The expected outcome of this project is a validated screening tool for assessing perinatal depression that can be administered in-person or over the phone to women in Kenya, thus helping to address a top grand challenge in global mental health. This pilot project will also generate important preliminary data that will bolster future grant proposals to use the screening tool in depression intervention research studies.

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