Study publications

The team had published two articles based on the findings of the PRAMM study.

Publications

Chandra, P. S., Bajaj, A., Desai, G., Satyanarayana, V. A., Sharp, H. M., Ganjekar, S., ... & Kandavel, T. (2021). Anxiety and depressive symptoms in pregnancy predict low birth weight differentially in male and female infants—findings from an urban pregnancy cohort in India. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1-12.

Holla, C., Bozicevic, L., Sharp, H., & Chandra, P. S. (2021). The feasibility of using videos to assess maternal sensitivity in low income urban settings in India–The researcher’s perspective. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 61, 102672.

Kishore, M., Satyanarayana, V., Ananthanpillai, S., Desai, G., Bhaskarapillai, B., Thippeswamy, H., & Chandra, P. (2018). Life events and depressive symptoms among pregnant women in India: Moderating role of resilience and social support. International Journal Of Social Psychiatry64(6), 570-577. doi: 10.1177/0020764018789193

Patil, D. M., Bajaj, A., Supraja, T. A., Chandra, P., & Satyanarayana, V. A. (2021). Lifetime traumatic experiences and postpartum depressive symptoms in a cohort of women in South India. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 1-6.

Supraja, T. A., Thennarasu, K., Satyanarayana, V. A., Seena, T. K., Desai, G., Jangam, K. V., & Chandra, P. S. (2016). Suicidality in early pregnancy among antepartum mothers in urban India. Archives of women's mental health19(6), 1101-1108.doi:10.1007/s00737-016-0660-2.

Supraja, T. A., Varghese, M., Desai, G., & Chandra, P. S. (2016). The relationship of gender preference to anxiety, stress and family violence among pregnant women in urban India. International journal of culture and mental health, 9(4), 356-363. doi:10.1080/17542863.2016.1205114

As the BCHADS study is still ongoing, publications are in preparation.

Conference Presentations

Various Presentations were made at international conferences about topics related to the study such as initiating pregnancy cohort for maternal mental health in Bangalore, gender sensitive mental health care, perinatal intimate partner violence, cross-cultural challenges in maternal mental health research etc.

We have reported some preliminary findings at international conferences (the World Association for Infant Mental Health conference, the Marcé Society conference) which are listed below.

Chandra, P. (2021, June). Master Class- Cross Cultural issues in Measurement. World Association for Infant Mental Health.

Chandra, P. (2021, June). Key Note Speaker, Trauma Culture and Psychopathology. Royal College of Psychiatrists, Annual Conference.

Chandra, P. (2021, May). Key Note Speaker, Cross cultural issues in Perinatal Psychiatry.  Royal College of Psychiatrists, Perinatal Psychiatry Trainees conference.

Chandra, P., Sharp H., Bozicevic, L., Kishore, T., Desai, G., Pickles, A., Hill, J. (2020, October). The Relationship of Parental Conflict to Infant Behaviour-Findings from the Bangalore Child Health and Development Study. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Iowa City, United States.

Sharp H., Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Hill, J., Pickles, A., Chandra, P. (2020, October). Predicting Suicidal Ideation, Planning And Attempts In The Perinatal Period In India. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Iowa City, United States.

Chandra, P. (2020, May). Key Note Speaker, The Psychopathology of Postpartum Psychosis. III European Meeting on Women's Mental Health, Psychosis and Gender.

Chandra, P. (2019, November). Key Note Speaker, Suicide in the perinatal period. Annual Conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry.

Holla, C., Bozicevic, L., Supraja, T. A., Desai, G., Sharp, H., Chandra, P. (2019, October). What is the Feasibility and Acceptability of Recording videos of Mother - Infant interaction in Home Settings in Low and Middle Income Countries? Paper presented at the World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, Romania.

Supraja T. A., Jangam, K. V., Chandra, P. (2019, October). Predictors of postpartum mother-infant bonding in a low-resource setting from urban India. Paper presented at the World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, Romania.

Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Chandra, P. (2018, November). Latent Growth Trajectories of Depression in Expecting Mothers. Paper presented at the 36th Indian Society of Medical Statistics conference, Bangalore, India.

Bozicevic L., Omirou A., Holla C., Sharp H., Chandra P., Hill J. (2018, September). Conceptualising cross cultural differences in early caregiving: comparative levels of instruction and mind-mindedness in UK and Indian samples. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Chandra, P., Bozicevic, L., Desai, G., Hill, J., Sharp, H. (2018, September). Maternal anxiety mediates the link between partner psychological abuse and infant anger prone temperament in the Bangalore Child Health and Development Study. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Pickles, A., Hodsoll, J., Chandra, P., Desai, G., Hill, J., Sharp, H. (2018, September). Similarities and differences in early infant care in UK and India: A psychometric comparison using the Parent-Infant Caregiving touch Scale. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Bozicevic L., Omirou A., Holla C., Sharp H., Chandra P., Hill J. (2018, May). Conceptualising cross cultural differences in early caregiving: comparative levels of instruction and mind-mindedness in UK and Indian samples. Paper presented at the 16th WAIM World Congress, Rome, Italy.

Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Chandra, P.  (2018, February). Change in Depression & Anxiety during Pregnancy Using Latent Transition Analysis. Paper presented at the International Biometric Society – East Asia Regional conference, Pondicherry, India.

Supraja, T.A., Jangam, K., Desai, G., Satyanarayana, V., Thennarasu, K., Chandra, P. (2015, November). Perception of Social Support and maternal mood during pregnancy. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-1), Trivandrum, India

Prabha Chandra (2020, July). Challenges and confounders for setting up an antenatal-perinatal- infant/toddler population network to study Placenta and Early development - Following a perinatal cohort. In “Obstetrics, Placenta, Epigenetics and Neurodevelopment (OPEN)” Autism special interest virtual symposium, Bangalore

Chandra P. (2019, April). Why we cannot ignore maternal suicide. Presented at SNEHA Suicide Update. Chennai, India.

Chandra PS. Sharp H, Aakash B, Thennarasu K, Pickles A. (2018). Suicidality in pregnancy and the first year after childbirth- findings from a community cohort. International Association of Women’s Mental Health, Paris.

 

Talks

Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Chandra, P. (2018, November). Latent Growth Trajectories of Depression in Expecting Mothers. Paper presented at the 36th Indian Society of Medical Statistics conference, Bangalore, India.

Bozicevic L., Omirou A., Holla C., Sharp H., Chandra P., Hill J. (2018, September). Conceptualising cross cultural differences in early caregiving: comparative levels of instruction and mind-mindedness in UK and Indian samples. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Chandra, P., Bozicevic, L., Desai, G., Hill, J., Sharp, H. (2018, September). Maternal anxiety mediates the link between partner psychological abuse and infant anger prone temperament in the Bangalore Child Health and Development Study. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Pickles, A., Hodsoll, J., Chandra, P., Desai, G., Hill, J., Sharp, H. (2018, September). Similarities and differences in early infant care in UK and India: A psychometric comparison using the Parent-Infant Caregiving touch Scale. Paper presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Bozicevic L., Omirou A., Holla C., Sharp H., Chandra P., Hill J. (2018, May). Conceptualising cross cultural differences in early caregiving: comparative levels of instruction and mind-mindedness in UK and Indian samples. Paper presented at the 16th WAIM World Congress, Rome, Italy.

Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Chandra, P.  (2018, February). Change in Depression & Anxiety during Pregnancy Using Latent Transition Analysis. Paper presented at the International Biometric Society – East Asia Regional conference, Pondicherry, India.

Supraja, T.A., Jangam, K., Desai, G., Satyanarayana, V., Thennarasu, K., Chandra, P. (2015, November). Perception of Social Support and maternal mood during pregnancy. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-1), Trivandrum, India

Posters

Bajaj, A., Thennarasu, K., Desai, G., Chandra, P. (2018, September). Predicting risk of poor pregnancy outcomes using latent statuses of Depression & Anxiety. Poster presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Chandrakanth, C., Supraja, T.A., Bojappa, M., Desai, G., Jangam, K., Satyanarayana, V., Kandasamy, T., Chandra, P. (2018, September). Correlates of Pregnancy Specific Anxiety in an antenatal cohort in Urban India. Poster presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Bluett-Duncan, M., Chandra, P., Pickles, A., Hill, J., Kishore, M.T., Satyanarayana, V.A., Desai, G., Bozicevic, L., Sharp, H. (2018, September). Improving the cross-cultural validity of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: a pilot study of an anchoring vignette approach. Poster presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Supraja, T.A., John, S,M., Jangam, K.V., Chandra, P. (2018, September). Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding practice among women from an urban community of India. Poster presented at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Bangalore, India.

Supraja, T.A., Jangam, K.V., Desai, G., Venkatram, L., Muralidhar, A., Chandra, P. (2016, December). Multidimensional Stress and family violence in pregnancy and its relation to pregnancy and maternal outcomes. Poster presented at the World Association of Social Psychiatry conference, New Delhi, India.

Supraja T A, Chandra, P., Desai, G., Jangam, K., Satyanarayana, V .A., Thennarasu, K, Thomas, S., Venkatram L. (2015, October). Mental Health Correlates of antenatal attachment among pregnant women. Poster presented at the National Conference on Motherhood and Mental Health, Bangalore, India.

 

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