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Methods and analyses. EBLS-FR is a short longitudinal study with a sample of 1,200 pregnant women. Data are collected during the last trimester of pregnancy and 2-6 months after birth. The questionnaire for participating women has been translated into nine languages. Measures obtained from mothers will include, among others, mental and physical health, attitudes to corporal punishment, adverse childhood experiences, prenatal intimate partner violence (p-IPV), substance use, and social/community support. Hair and dry blood spot (DBS) samples are collected from the pregnant women to measure stress markers. To explore research participation among fathers, EBLS-FR is recruiting 300 fathers in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Ethics and dissemination. The study received ethical approvals at all recruiting sites and universities in the project. Results will be disseminated through journal publications, conferences and seminar presentations involving local communities, health services and other stakeholders. Findings from this work will help to adjust the subsequent stages of the EBLS project.
- perinatal intimate partner violence
- low- and middle-income countries
- child development
- violence exposure
- cross-cultural violence research
- children’s rights
- violence against women and children
- violence prevention
- perinatal and childhood adversity