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 SCIresearch@uab.edu

Visit http://goo.gl/a6NDq5