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A Study Looking at Women's Experiences After a Miscarriage

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2010 by California State University, Stanislaus.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Stanford University
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First received: October 18, 2010
Last updated: December 16, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
Studies have shown that a majority of pregnancies that end in miscarriage are due to a chromosome abnormality usually involving a duplicated or missing chromosome. Often this happens by chance and is not likely to occur in future pregnancies. For many women, a miscarriage can be a traumatic experience and can cause feelings of loss and grief. The option of genetic testing, such as karyotyping, may offer an explanation for the miscarriage and may help some women find closure in their loss. However, no literature exists on a women's experience with genetic testing following a miscarriage. This assumption that the knowledge that can be gained from karyotyping may be a positive experience for a woman following a miscarriage should be studied and the results published. This study will address whether routine karyotyping should be offered following a miscarriage for the purpose of benefiting the patient's experience.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: An Investigation of Women's Experiences Following Karyotyping Products of Conception After a Miscarriage

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Further study details as provided by California State University, Stanislaus:

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Miscarriage with genetic testing
This is a study population of women that have had a miscarriage and had genetic testing performed. The investigators would like to know what their experiences were following their miscarriage and testing.
Miscarriage without genetic testing
This cohort is considered the control group. These women have not had genetic testing done, but are asked questions regarding their miscarriage experience.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The investigators are targeting woman based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria provided below.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The inclusion criteria for this project will be females, 18 years or older, of any ethnicity that have had a 1st trimester miscarriage within the last one year, who currently reside in the US and have done so for the past one year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria will be males, females younger than 18 years of age, females with a miscarriage over one year, non-US residents and US residents where the miscarriage occurred outside of the US.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01223482

Contact: Diem T Huynh, B.S. 650-483-5827

United States, California
Http://Www.Surveymonkey.Com/S/Miscarriagestudy3 Recruiting
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
Sponsors and Collaborators
California State University, Stanislaus
Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Janey Youngblom, CSU Stanislaus Identifier: NCT01223482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1011-017
Study First Received: October 18, 2010
Last Updated: December 16, 2010

Keywords provided by California State University, Stanislaus:
Genetic testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abortion, Spontaneous
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on September 18, 2017