A Study Looking at Women's Experiences After a Miscarriage
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Studies have shown that a majority of pregnancies that end in miscarriage are due to a chromosome abnormality usually involving a duplicated or missing chromosome. Often this happens by chance and is not likely to occur in future pregnancies. For many women, a miscarriage can be a traumatic experience and can cause feelings of loss and grief. The option of genetic testing, such as karyotyping, may offer an explanation for the miscarriage and may help some women find closure in their loss. However, no literature exists on a women's experience with genetic testing following a miscarriage. This assumption that the knowledge that can be gained from karyotyping may be a positive experience for a woman following a miscarriage should be studied and the results published. This study will address whether routine karyotyping should be offered following a miscarriage for the purpose of benefiting the patient's experience.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||An Investigation of Women's Experiences Following Karyotyping Products of Conception After a Miscarriage|
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Miscarriage with genetic testing
This is a study population of women that have had a miscarriage and had genetic testing performed. The investigators would like to know what their experiences were following their miscarriage and testing.
Miscarriage without genetic testing
This cohort is considered the control group. These women have not had genetic testing done, but are asked questions regarding their miscarriage experience.
|Contact: Diem T Huynh, B.S.||email@example.com|
|United States, California|
|Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303|