Perspectives of Pregnant Asylum-Seeking Women on Implementation of a Screening Tool for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD

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This project aims to explore a new and innovative approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights while shedding light on often-overlooked perspectives. Researchers seek to understand the most effective approach to initiating discussions about PTSD among pregnant asylum-seeking women. The study centers on capturing the perspectives of these women regarding the feasibility and appropriateness of employing a mental health questionnaire to screen for PTSD, as well as exploring preferences for alternative or combined methods. The overarching objective is to translate the study’s findings into a protocol that will drive policy change.

This study delves into the perspective of pregnant asylum seekers concerning mental health screening. Utilizing the RHS-15 as a screening tool for mental health has proven acceptable and fitting for this demographic. Discussions included recommendations on the implementation of the Refugee Health Screener 15 (RHS-15) within clinical guidelines for midwives providing care to pregnant asylum seekers in the Netherlands.


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  • Small Grants

  • 2020

  • Netherlands

  • Maternal health

  • Mental health

  • Refugees

  • Share-Net Netherlands

  • Research

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Research report: Perspectives of pregnant asylum-seeking women on implementation of a screening tool for anxiety, depression and PTSD. 

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