Assessment of anxiety levels of healthy pregnant women participating in stillbirth research.

  • Brief

    An assessment of anxiety levels of women who have participated in stillbirth studies.

  • Background

    Stillbirth research is often hampered by the need to ‘protect’ both bereaved families as well as healthy pregnant women from distress resulting from recruitment by research staff. No studies have investigated anxiety levels of recently bereaved or healthy pregnant women participating in stillbirth research. The aim of this study is to assess anxiety levels and acceptability of women participating in a stillbirth case-control study. 

    “No statistically significant increase in anxiety related to involvement in stillbirth research. ”
  • Key takeaways

    The finding of this study suggests high levels of satisfaction amongst both case and control participants and no statistically significant increase in anxiety related to involvement in stillbirth research.  

  • Key contributors

    Diana Bond, RN (ResearchOfficerPerinatalLossEducator)
    Camille Raynes-GreenowPhD,MPH(NHMRCCareerDevelopmentFellow)
    Adrienne Gordon, MBChB, MRCP,FRACP,MPH(Hons),PhD(Neonatologist) 

  • Full report

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