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Title: The QUOTE Study (Qualitative Understanding of Trial Experience)
Author: Smyth, Rebecca M. D.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 4007
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis presents the QUOTE (Qualitative Understanding of Trial Experience) Study. The study explored women's views and experiences of participating in a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial - The Magpie Trial. The Magpie Trial was designed to test the hypothesis that in women with p're-eclampsia treatment with magnesium sulphate reduces the risk of eclampsia, and so improves outcome. Wqmen recruited to the Magpie Trial all had sufficiently severe pre-eclampsia to warrant consideration of magnesium sulphate for seizure prophylaxis. They were therefore being recruited at a time when they were likely to be having intensive monitoring, and there was often concern about their health and that of the baby. At present little is known about the experiences of pregnant women recruited to trials, especially when in potentially' life-threatening situations. Issues regarding the randomisation of pregnant women to trials have been identified as needing special consideration.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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