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Patients View Perinatal Depression Screenings as Ineffective, Study Finds

October 13, 2021

The team, from left: doctoral student Wan-Jung (Wendy) Hsieh; Brandon Meline, director of the Maternal and Child Health Division at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District; doctoral student Marissa Sbrilli; and social work professors Karen Tabb and Tuyet-Mai Ha Hoang.

A standardized protocol and patient-centered approach are needed to improve perinatal depression screenings, according to a new study.

Editor’s Note: To contact Karen M. Tabb, call 217-300-0200 or e-mail

The paper “Patients’ perceptions of perinatal depression screening: A qualitative study” is available online or from the News Bureau.

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