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Syphilis in pregnant women and their newborn infants in Queensland: assessment of outcomes and evaluation of barriers to care.

March 24, 2021

“Syphilis in pregnant women and their newborn infants in Queensland: assessment of outcomes and evaluation of barriers to care.

The University of Queensland; Children’s Health Queensland HHS; Metro North HHS; Mater Health Service.

Have You Diagnosed or Managed SYPHILIS During a PREGNANCY or provided care to a NEONATE born to someone diagnosed with syphilis during a pregnancy?

In South East Queensland (SEQ), the incidence of syphilis infection in pregnancy has been increasing during the last decade with a resultant increase in cases of congenital syphilis and syphilis-associated adverse perinatal outcomes (Queensland Health, 2018).

We’re looking for healthcare professionals who have had experience in screening and/or managing a syphilis diagnosis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis and/or neonates diagnosed with syphilis to take part in an interview of approximately 30 to 60 minutes at a time and place most convenient for them. During the interview we will explore your experiences and thoughts about the management of syphilis in pregnancy.

Participants will receive a $150.00 gift card following the interview as a token of appreciation of your time

Are you eligible?

• Australian-licensed healthcare professional over 18 years of age

• Have experience in screening and/or managing syphilis diagnosis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis and/or in neonates

Interested participants should contact researchers Dr Judith Dean: j.dean4@uq.edu.au or James Fowler: james.fowler@uq.edu.au to be talk more about the study and arrange a time to chat.”

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