2015 Birth Cohort and Baby Development Study in The City of Pelotas, Brazil
Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil) - Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas
Department of Epidemiology - R. Marechal Deodoro 1160 - Centro - Pelotas/RS - CEP 96090-580
Dr. Bernardo Horta
Mariangela Freitas da Silveira
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
DESCRIPTION: Since 1980, Brazil has been facing a different condition in the development of the population: there are less baby being born, due to the women empowerment and the fact that they started to work outside home. Also, a difference concerning the eating habits is notable. With the increase of fast foods and other unhealthy food, there have been some changes in the growth curve. Hence, this project becomes an important device to observe and follow infants. The project follows up with every individual born in 2015 to evaluate their development in multiple fields, such as growth, social skills, breastfeeding, etc. They are measured and interviewed. Afterwards, all the data that was collected must be indexed. That way, the individuals will be followed up during all their lives and multiple extra studies can come from the cohort. AIM: Study development, physical activity and antenatal care. USED TECHNIQUES: The newborns will have their weight and height measured to check their development. Furthermore, interviews are done with questionnaires with the babies' mothers. An evaluation of the collected data and its entry into database will also be done during the research.
What is the aim of the project?
Study development, physical activity and antenatal care.
What techniques and methods are used?
The babies are measured in all follow-ups and their mothers, interviewed.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student would help with the research work mainly in three different ways: 1. Training interviewers - help future interviewers to learn how to do a proper interview and measure of the patients. 2. Check data quality - evaluate the collected data and see if it was collected properly. 3. Enter data into database - the student would help to index all collected data into the Cohort database.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Seminars (research).
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Subjects Passed: epidemiology
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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