Disputation: Maria Bich-Thuy Truong

Doctoral candidate Maria Bich-Thuy Truong at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending the thesis "Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy. Management, Consequences and the Community Pharmacist’s Potential Role" for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

Maria Bich-Thuy Truong

The PhD defence will be fully digital and streamed directly using Zoom. The host of the session will moderate the technicalities while the chair of the defence will moderate the disputation.

Ex auditorio questions: the chair of the defence will invite the audience to ask ex auditorio questions either written or oral. This can be requested by clicking 'Participants -> Raise hand'.

Trial lecture

Title: "Stakeholder engagement in the development and evaluation of community pharmacy services".

Main research findings

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) are amongst the most common pregnancy-related conditions, affecting up to 70% of pregnant women worldwide. NVP reduces pregnant women’s wellbeing and is the leading cause of hospitalization in early pregnancy. It is therefore of concern that NVP is often unrecognized by health care providers and consequently mismanaged or not treated at all. This thesis further demonstrates the importance of optimally NVP treatment, as it was found to reduce pregnant women’s quality of life and increases their need for sick leave. It also showed that pregnant women are reluctant to use antiemetic medications, and women suffering from severe NVP do not receive the care they need. Community pharmacists are optimally placed to counsel women about NVP treatment and empower them to make informed treatment decisions in early pregnancy when NVP symptoms typically occur. Such pharmacist consultations were found to be well received by pregnant women and may increase the quality of life of those with severe NVP.

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Published May 31, 2021 9:49 AM - Last modified Feb. 3, 2022 8:35 AM