As well as looking at whether testing pregnant women for group B Strep reduces the risk of infection in newborn babies compared to the current strategy in place in the UK, we also want to find out what women think about routine testing – particularly in relation to different types of testing which can be done during pregnancy or when a woman is in labour.
In order to help answer this question, we are looking for women at selected hospitals to take part in a 30-45 minute telephone interview where you will be asked about your views of routine testing for group B Strep, your experiences of being tested (or not if you didn’t want it), and how to make sure testing is done in the most acceptable way for women who want it.
In order to be eligible to take part you need to:
- speak English well enough to take part in a telephone interview
- be able to provide informed consent
How can I take part?
If your hospital is taking part, you will be provided with a Patient Information Sheet.
If you are interested in taking part, you will be asked to provide written consent and contact details which will be sent to the research team conducting the interviews. One of the research team members will contact you 4-6 weeks after your baby (or babies) birth to arrange a phone interview with you at a time and on a day which suits you (or to let you know if we willl not be approaching you for an interview).
What does taking part involve?
Interviews will take approximately 30-45 minutes and be conducted by an experienced researcher. We will ask about your views of testing for group B Strep, your experiences of being tested (or not if you chose not to be tested), and how to make sure testing is done in the most acceptable way for women who want it. Interviews will be audio taped.
For more information contact: GBS3@nottingham.ac.uk
We will recruiting women from a small selection of sites in England to take part in interviews. More information will follow soon.
If you are a health care professional working in one of the selected hospitals, and interested in taking part in the interviews, please visit the Health Care Professionals section of this website.