Reducing disparities in birth outcomes: a randomized controlled trial of CenteringPregnancy Save

Date Added
June 24th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00043994
Researcher
Amy Crockett
Keywords
Pregnancy
Summary

Studies of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care (GPNC), where individual physical assessments are combined with facilitated group education and peer support, have demonstrated promising results in reducing not only the overall rate of preterm birth before 37 weeks gestational age, but also the racial disparity in preterm birth. We propose a randomized controlled trial to compare rates of preterm birth among pregnant women who participate in GPNC, to women in the traditional individual prenatal care (IPNC). The sample size is large enough that we will also be able to evaluate the impact of GPNC on the racial disparities in the rates of preterm birth. We will also seek to understand the mechanism by which GPNC works to reduce rates of preterm birth, by measuring and comparing patient stress, activation and engagement Pregnant women women will be recruited before 20 weeks gestational age and will be followed to delivery and 6 weeks postpartum.

Institution
Greenville
Recruitment Contact
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