A longitudal study exploring women's experiences following a prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality

  • Fisher, Jane (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hodgson, Jan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Petersen, Kerry (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Halliday, Jane (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Advances in genetic technologies are rapidly expanding the availability and accuracy of prenatal tests. In Australia, ~4% of babies are born with a congenital abnormality and many of these are detected during pregnancy. Our experienced, interdisciplinary team will use a mixed methods longitudal approach to explore the psychosocial impact and supports needed by women, following diagnosis of fetal abnormality, to develop a framework of supportive care. This is the first Australian study to document directly to improving the care of women and teh education of the health professionals who care for them.
Effective start/end date1/01/1231/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)