Women & Children
Award £7,582 : Exploring parental involvement in deciding which core outcomes matter to parents in stillbirth studies
Care for parents following a stillbirth is not always as good as it should be. Until recently, research on how to improve care for bereaved parents had been neglected.
Currently studies evaluating potential care and pathways after a stillbirth measure many different outcomes. Therefore, when the studies have finished, their results cannot be directly compared or combined. We intend to develop a Core Outcome Set (COS) for care and treatments following a stillbirth to address this issue. This will help patients, clinicians, and guideline developers make the best use of available research in the future, making research and the use of research funding more efficient. But also ensures rapid progress in the field of stillbirth research