Covid-19 studies

MUM-trial

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Perinatal Mental Health: A Multi-National Study

Previous research following 9/11 and natural disasters have shown significant impact transmitted from the mother’s distress to the child. It is now important to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal mental health and assess the impact on the fetus.

The overall purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between perinatal mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and the corona pandemic (Covid-19).

The multi-national study takes into consideration the effect of the global pandemic in different countries and evaluates the effectiveness of the public health approaches and evidence-based interventions.

Different cultures and healthcare systems in different study locations may have differential impacts on pregnancy outcomes. The study results will provide support for health care professionals to prevent mental illness among pregnant women due to pandemic and natural disasters.

Principal Investigator Dr. Simone Schwank

Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology

CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet

 

Ewa Andersson, PhD, RMW

Women’s and Children’s Health

Division of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet

 

Prof. Ganesh Acharya MD, PhD, FRCOG

Head of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology

CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet

 

MIND-COVID:

Risk factors for anxiety and depression among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic – a web-based cross-sectional survey.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has a great impact on many aspects of everyday life, healthcare providers worldwide are concerned about the mental well-being of pregnant women. To better understand the current situation and to plan effective ways of helping, an International Group of Researchers PregMIND have come together to address this problem.

This study has been an internationally coordinated effort. The primary aim is to compare differences in anxiety and depression scores of pregnant women between countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The secondary aim is to assess demographic, economic, and social aspects affecting maternal anxiety and depression scores among pregnant women worldwide in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we will be able to compare differences in perception of the different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic (social distancing, restrictions related to delivery) between countries and according to the epidemic status (number of infected patients, number of reported deaths). The comparisons will also be done according to COVID-19 status of the participants.  

Principal Investigators Sweden

Prof. Ganesh Acharya MD, PhD, FRCOG

Head of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet,

 

Ewa Andersson, PhD, RMW

Women’s and Children’s Health

Division of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet,

 

Dr. Simone Schwank

Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology

CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet

 

Global Mental Health in Emerging Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Globally, one in six adolescents has a common mental health disorder. The WHO ranked such disorders as one of the leading causes for illness and disability in this age group. Especially now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an additional increase in mental health disorders is to be expected.

This global study will explore the relationship of emerging adults’ (aged between 18 and 25) mental health well-being and social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is part of a project investigating mental health and the effect of COVID-19 pandemic in a global context.

 

Principal Investigator Dr. Simone Schwank

Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology

CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet

 

Prof. Ganesh Acharya MD, PhD, FRCOG

Head of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology

CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet

 

Ewa Andersson, PhD, RMW

Women’s and Children’s Health

Division of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet