The University of Newcastle, Australia

NHMRC Partnership Projects 2016

Friday, 13 November 2015

Professor John Wiggers has been awarded more than $766,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016 for his research a practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial.

NHMRC

About the project

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy contributes to a range of adverse outcomes for the child. Despite guidelines recommending no alcohol use in pregnancy, less than half of all health professionals routinely raise the topic with pregnant women and pregnant women continue to consume alcohol. This study aims to determine if a practice change intervention can increase best-practice care for alcohol consumption in pregnancy.

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