The primary aim of this three-phase study is to measure the impact of an Immersive Sensory Experience (ISE) in labour on the mode of birth of women using the intervention compared to those not using the intervention. The secondary aims are to: measure the impact of the ISE in labour on the following outcomes of women using the intervention compared to those not using the intervention; explore women’s experience of using ISE in labour; explore midwives’ experience of ISE.
Investigators:Cate Nagle, Jane Halliday, Taryn Charles, Lisa Hui, Helen Wright
In early pregnancy women should be offered prenatal testing for fetal abnormalities. The test options available and their consequences can often be confronting and confusing. The aim of the study is to develop and evaluate a decision aid App for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities. Decision aids are interventions designed to assist individuals to make specific and deliberate choices on the relative risks, benefits and consequences of available options. There is limited research around electronic decision aids for women considering prenatal testing.
This project aims to develop a consumer influenced model of accessibility to maternity services utilising geographic information systems and consumer survey data. The model will include the physical accessibility of services, service availability, and the acceptability of the service to the population. This project will modify an existing spatial model that determines accessibility based on physical accessibility and service availability using consumer survey data that will reflect the acceptability of service. The model will be applied to Far North Queensland, an area with a high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and many rural and remote localities.
Funding: $119,190 Queensland Health Nursing and Midwifery Fellowship.