UAB-SCIMS Study Participant Request

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on August 21, 2015 # Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) is seeking women with spinal cord injury who are pregnant or have given birth in the last 3 years to participate in a research study.

Purpose of the Study

This study aims to compare pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum outcomes of women with and without a spinal cord injury to better understand:

- potential difficulties women with spinal cord injury experience.

- educational and emotional support needs of women with spinal cord injury.

Criteria to Participate

- Women with spinal cord injury who are at least 1 year post-injury

- At least 19 years old

- Pregnant or have given birth within the last 3 years

Participant Activities

- Women who are pregnant will agree to have their medical records reviewed and participate in 3 phone or in-person interviews about their experiences during pregnancy.

- Women who have given birth in the last 3 years will agree to have their medical records reviewed.

Incentives to Participate

Participants will receive up to $200.

How to Learn More

Call Jan Troncale, RN, BSN at 205-934-3330

Email [email protected]

Visit http://goo.gl/a6NDq5

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.