Monday, April 5, 2010

Prenatal Decision Making Study

Making Decisions About Prenatal Testing: A Study of Pregnant Women Uncertain about Prenatal Testing

We invite you to take part in a research study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. If you are a pregnant woman thinking about whether to have amniocentesis or CVS (chorionic villus sampling).
The purpose of this study is to learn more about how women make decisions whether to have prenatal testing and how to best help them when they are uncertain.
You can take part if you are a pregnant woman eighteen years of age or older considering prenatal testing (amniocentesis or CVS), have not had amniocentesis or CVS and are uncertain whether to have testing.
If you choose to take part in this study you would be asked to:
  • First, complete a survey that takes about 5-10 minutes
  • Then, view on-line information about amniocentesis and CVS-as much or as little as you choose
Then you would be randomly placed into one of three groups and asked to:
  • Complete a decision aid OR
  • Complete distraction puzzles OR
  • Do nothing extra
Then you would be asked to complete a short 5-minute survey similar to the first survey. Four weeks later, you will be sent a follow up e-mail with a final short survey asking whether or not you chose to have testing.
Participants who complete the study will be offered a $30.00 gift card to
Click Here to access the study.

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