PAC Study: Postpartum screening for anxiety and comorbid conditions: a prospective British Columbia cohort study


Dr. Janny Xue Chen Ke, Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology &Therapeutics, UBC ( and Dr. Marianne Vidler, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC ( are conducting this study to better understand the postpartum experience, identify risk factors for postpartum anxiety and assess the acceptability of online screening.  

This study is funded by the Providence Health Care Research Institute and the BC Ministry of Health. 

Study Overview: 

What will happen in this study? 

You will be invited to complete 7 brief questionnaires on the topics of: anxiety, depression, persistent pain and opioid use, anger, quality of life, social support and sleep. These questionnaires are going to be shown as short separated surveys and with respective instructions. Each questionnaire should take 5-15 minutes, and the total time to participate is expected to take 1.5 hours, which includes reading the study background, the consent process, and all questionnaires. 

To join the study, click the following link or scan the QR code:   


If you have any questions, please contact us at

Check out the results of our initial pilot study:

Helpful Postpartum Health Resources:   

Crisis and Immediate Mental Health Support: 

  • Crisis Line (24/7): 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 
  • Mental Health Support Line:310-6789 
  • Indigenous Crisis Line (Kuu-us Crisis Line Society) (24/7) 250-723-4050, Toll-Free: 1-800-588-8717 
  • Fraser Health Crisis line (24/7): 604-951-8855, Toll Free 1-877-820-7444 
  • Interior Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-353-CARE (2273) 
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-494-3888 
  • Northern BC Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-562-1214 
  • Online Chat Service (12 pm – 1 am):  

Postpartum health and well-being: 


Other useful resources: