PPrime: Parents Views on Diagnosis and Information-giving in Neonatal Care (Pilot Study)
The aim of the pilot study is to explore and identify the issues of concern to parents whose babies have been cared for in a neonatal unit and exposed to imaging, its influence on diagnosis and information-giving process
Parents of Preterm Infants Born Before 33 Weeks Gestation
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Parents Views on Diagnosis and Information-giving in Neonatal Care (Pilot Study)|
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Parents of babies born before 33 weeks gestation|
The aim is to explore the recent experience and views of parents in a qualitative way to assist the development of a questionnaire which can be used with a much larger group of parents. The interview guide with the topics to be covered will include: expectations, concerns and issues relating to the equipment used with their baby, any investigations, including cranial ultrasound and MR imaging and the information provided.
The data collected will then inform the development of a standard instrument or questionnaire which will be used with parents participating in a trial using a randomised design to compare the influence of MR and ultrasound-based information on parental perceptions, stress and coping in association with healthcare usage and costs.
|London, United Kingdom, W12OHS|
|Principal Investigator:||Professor D Edwards||Imperial College London|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr D Azzopardi||Imperial College London|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr M Redshaw||Imperial College London|