Research Study on the Experience of Women with CF with Pregnancy


Research Study on the Experience of Women with CF with Pregnancy 

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are seeking participants for a research study entitled  

“Experiences of women with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) before, during and after pregnancy”

This study will assess the experiences which women with CF have linked with their pregnancy. It will be conducted with a view to learning about how they can better support mothers and mothers to be (with CF) in the future.

If you are a mother with CF, who has had a child (within the last five years), we invite you to take part in a telephone interview to talk about your experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.

The interview will cover the experiences which you faced before your pregnancy, in the prenatal period between conception and during the post-partum period of six weeks following the birth of your child.

The interview will include:

• An assessment of your opinions on the services and supports which were made available to you

• An evaluation of your beliefs and views on pregnancy

• A study of the impact of psychosocial supports, counselling services and other factors (where relevant) before and throughout the course of your pregnancy.

The study is being conducted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the M.Sc. Global Health degree at Trinity College Dublin.

The interviews will be conducted over the phone on a voluntary basis and the information you provide will remain confidential.

More information on confidentiality and consent will be provided on the participation information leaflet which will be given to you upon enquiry. 

If you are interested in taking part in the study you can contact Anna Joe, Primary Investigator (Centre for Global health, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin) on 01 496 2433 / 083 349 4568 or email joea@tcd.