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Health and wellbeing of pregnant women and new mothers

Study title

Exploring the acceptability, feasibility and usefulness of health and well-being measures in pregnant and postpartum women with pre-existing long-term condition(s).

What's it about?

Researchers at the University of Oxford are doing research on the use of health and well-being questionnaires with women with long term conditions. They want to find out if questionnaires capture what is important to pregnant women and women who have given birth within the last year. They would like you to complete the questions so they can understand if health and well-being questionnaires are suitable for use among this group of women.

How can I take part?

You can take part if you:

  • Are currently pregnant or have given birth within the last year
  • Have been diagnosed with one or more long term condition, such as epilepsy
  • Are aged 18 or over

What will I have to do?

Complete an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 15 minutes. We will ask you for your consent to take part by clicking on the statements at the beginning of the online questionnaire. The questionnaire will ask you about:

  • Your pregnancy and long-term health 
  • The impact of living with your long term condition 
  • Your general health, your well-being in pregnancy (if currently pregnant) 
  • Some general questions about you

How do I get involved?

Is there a deadline?

The deadline is 20 December 2020.

Who is conducting the research?

Researchers in Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford are conducting this research.

To find out more or to talk to one of the research team, please contact Dr Laura Kelly by telephone on 01865 289425 or email laura.kelly@ndph.ox.ac.uk

Who has reviewed this study?

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee (reference number: R61498/RE001).

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