Research - Advance
Some of the research questions the ADVANCE team is pursuing:
- How can knowledge from high-income countries be contextually adapted to be relevant and useful in other settings?
- How can effective low-cost interventions be set in place?
- How will such interventions reach women in the most remote areas where all types of health services are limited?
- In contexts where few women living with domestic violence are able to leave the relationship, how can health providers assist in mitigating potential harms to women’s health during pregnancy?
First phase: ADVANCE 2013 - 2018
- Addressing domestic violence through antenatal care in Sri Lanka’s plantation estates: Contributions of public health midwives. J.J. Infanti, R. Lund, M.M. Muzrif, B. Schei, and K. Wijewardena. Social Science & Medicine 145 (2015): 35-43 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953615301398?via%3Dihub
- Agenda setting and framing of gender-based violence in Nepal: How it became a health issue. M. Colombini, S.H. Mayhew, B. Hawkins, M. Bista, S.K. Joshi, B. Schei, and C. Watts. Health Policy & Planning 31, no. 4 (2016): 493-503 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5007602/
- Community perceptions on domestic violence against pregnant women in Nepal: A qualitative study. K.D. Pun, J.J. Infanti, R. Koju, B. Schei, and E. Darj. Global Health Action 9 (2016): 31964 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/gha.v9.31964
- ‘They just walk away’ – Women’s perception of being silenced by antenatal health workers: A qualitative study on women survivors of domestic violence in Nepal. P. Rishal, S.K. Joshi, M. Lukasse, B. Schei, and K. Swahnberg. Global Health Action 9 (2016): 1838 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/gha.v9.31838
- Prevalence and associated factors of domestic violence among pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Nepal. P. Rishal, K.D. Pun, E. Darj, S.K. Joshi, J.H. Bjørngaard, K. Swahnberg, B. Schei, and M. Lukasse. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health (2017): 1-9 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1403494817723195?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed
- Factors shaping political priorities for violence against women – Mitigation policies in Sri Lanka. M. Colombini, S.H. Mayhew, R. Lund, N. Singh, K. Swahnberg, J. Infanti, B. Schei, and K. Wijewardene. BMC International Health and Human Rights 18, no. 1 (2018): 22 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5970471/
- Domestic violence: A cross-sectional study among pregnant women in different regions of Sri Lanka. M.M. Muzrif, D. Perera, K. Wijewardena, B. Schei, and K. Swahnberg. BMJ Open 8, no. 2 (2018): e017745 https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/2/e017745
- ‘When helpers hurt’: Women’s and midwives’ stories of obstetric violence in state health institutions, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. D. Perera, R. Lund, K. Swahnberg, B. Schei, and J.J. Infanti. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth 18, no. 1 (2018): 211 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29879946
- Exposure to domestic violence influences pregnant women’s preparedness for childbirth in Nepal: A cross-sectional study. K.D. Pun, P. Rishal, J.J. Infanti, J.H. Bjørngaard, R. Koju, B. Schei, and E. Darj. PLoS One 13, no. 7 (2018): e0200234 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0200234
- Domestic violence and perinatal outcomes–a prospective cohort study from Nepal. K.D. Pun, P. Rishal, E. Darj, J.J. Infanti, S. Shrestha, M. Lukasse, and B. Schei. BMC Public Health 19 (2019): 671 https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-6967-y
- Improving safety among pregnant women reporting domestic violence in Nepal—A pilot study. P. Rishal, K.D. Pun, B. Schei, B. Bhandari, S.K. Joshi, K. Swahnberg, J.J. Infanti, and M. Lukasse. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17 (2020): https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/7/2268
- Violence exists to show manhood”: Nepali men’s views on domestic violence–a qualitative study. Pun, K.D., Tjomsland, T.R., Infanti, J., and Darj, E. Global Health Action, vol. 13, 1 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2020.1788260
Postgraduate degrees awarded during the project
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awarded to Poonam Rishal by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Title: Domestic Violence and Pregnancy in Nepal: Developing and Evaluating Interventions in Antenatal Care to Improve the Safety of Women. Supervised by Mirjam Lukasse (lead), Sunil Kumar Joshi, Katarina Swahnberg, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Berit Schei. Research carried out in collaboration with Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital. Successfully defended on 26 April 2018. Abstract online: https://ntnuopen.ntnu.no/ntnu-xmlui/handle/11250/2564758
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awarded to Kunta Devi Pun by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Title: Domestic Violence and Pregnancy in Nepal – Perceptions, Prevalence, Birth Preparedness and Perinatal Outcomes. Supervised by Elisabeth Darj (lead), Jennifer Infanti and Rajendra Koju. Research carried out in collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences. Successfully defended on 24 April 2018. Abstract online: https://ntnuopen.ntnu.no/ntnu-xmlui/handle/11250/2564639
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)–Community Medicine awarded to Dinusha Chamanie Perera by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Title: Prevalence and Correlates of Adverse Experiences in Health Care among Antenatal Women in the District of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Supervised by Kumudu Wijewardena (lead), Berit Schei and Katarina Swahnberg. Research carried out while enrolled at the University of Sri Jayewardenapura. Successfully defended in 2015
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)–Community Medicine awarded to Mohamed Munas Mohamed Muzrif by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Title: Prevalence and Correlates of Gender-Based Violence in Pregnant Women and Outcome of Pregnancy in Abused Women in Estate Sectors of Badulla District. Supervised by Kumudu Wijewardena (lead) and Ragnhild Lund. Research carried out while enrolled at the University of Sri Jayewardenapura. Successfully defended in September 2015