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Evaluation of the Supporting Pregnant Women Who Use Alcohol or Other Drugs

 

Overview

This research aims to evaluate the utility and effectiveness of the guide, Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: a guide for primary care professionals.

The utility and effectiveness will be determined by measures of screening and referral as well as through the analysis of feedback provided by participant users of the resource itself. The evaluation will be undertaken on a national level, among 13 health organisations, selected and funded to participate by the Department of Health:

Researchers have determined that there is a high workload in most clinical settings. Therefore, the evaluation has been structured with the aim of preventing undue additional work amongst staff in participating services.

Abstract adapted from NDARC

Contacts

Dr Courtney Breen
Research Fellow
National Drug and Alcohol Research Council (NDARC)
Ph: (02) 9385 0282
Email: courtney.breen@unsw.edu.au

Related publications

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (2014)

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: a guide for primary health care professionals.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

This guide is for primary health care professionals who work with pregnant women. It outlines best practice for supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs including:

The guide also provides information on further resources and specialist services. It was produced by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 22 June 2017
 
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