The RE:CURRENT study is evaluating recurrent miscarriage (RM) services in Ireland to inform efforts to standardise and improve the quality of these services.
What is the RE:CURRENT study?
The provision of individualised care, respect for women’s opinions and appropriate clinical information is imperative to those who experience recurrent miscarriage (defined in this study as two or more consecutive first trimester pregnancy losses). At present, however, there is no national standard for the provision of services and supports to those who experience recurrent miscarriage. Findings from our research will inform efforts to standardise and improve the quality of recurrent miscarriage services.
What is involved?
- Identification of clinical guidelines (systematic review)
- Qualitative study of stakeholder views on RM services
- Development of key performance indicators
- Audit of RM services
- Cohort study of women who have experienced RM
- Patient experience survey
- Health economic analysis
Who is involved?
The Project Management Group comprising Prof. Keelin O’Donoghue (PI), three postdoctoral researchers – Dr Rebecca Dennehy, Dr Caragh Flannery and Marita Hennessy, and one research assistant – Hannah O’Leary, is responsible for the conduct of the evaluation.
This group is supported by a Steering Group and a Research Advisory Group, which include key stakeholders: healthcare and allied health professionals, representatives from advocacy and support organisations, those involved in the administration, governance and management of maternity services, academics, and women and men who have experienced recurrent miscarriage.
- Dennehy R, et al., (2022) ‘How we define recurrent miscarriage matters: a qualitative exploration of the views of people with professional or lived experience‘
- Hennessy M, et al., (2022) ‘ Outsourcing transcription: Extending ethical considerations in qualitative research‘
- Hennessy M, et al., (2022) ‘Developing guideline-based key performance indicators for recurrent miscarriage care: lessons from a multi-stage consensus process with a diverse stakeholder group‘
- Linehan L,et al., (2021) ‘ Infertility and subsequent recurrent miscarriage: Current state of the literature and future considerations for practice and research’ [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review.]
- Hennessy M, et al., (2021) ‘ Clinical practice guidelines for recurrent miscarriage in high-income countries: A systematic review’
- Hennessy M,et al., (2020) ‘ A protocol for a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines for recurrent miscarriage [version 3; peer review: 2 approved, 2 approved with reservations].’
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- Hennessy M, Dennehy R, O’Donoghue K. How we define recurrent miscarriage matters. PLRG Policy Brief 3. 2022; Sept 27
- Hennessy M, Dennehy R, Meaney S, Linehan L, Devane D, Rice R, Keelin O’Donoghue K. Clinical practice guidelines for recurrent miscarriage in high-income countries: A systematic review. PLRG Policy Brief 2. 2021; Jun 29.
Hennessy M, Dennehy R, Rice R. Using evidence and stakeholder engagement to optimise and standardise care for women and men who experience recurrent miscarriage. HRB Open Res, 12 October 2020.
- New Survey Examines the Care Experiences of Women and Their Partners Who Have Had Recurrent Miscarriages – September 2021
- Infant: Baby Loss Awareness Week, October 2020
- Miscarriage in Ireland: “I am so sorry, but your baby has no heartbeat”. Irish Examiner. https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-40311575.html
- One of Ireland’s foremost pregnancy loss clinicians, Professor Keelin O’Donoghue on coping with multiple miscarriages. Image Magazine, https://www.image.ie/self/one-of-irelands-foremost-pregnancy-loss-clinicians-professor-keelin-odonoghue-on-coping-with-multiple-miscarriages-383444
- Researchers on path to help reduce numbers of miscarriages. Irish Examiner, https://www.irishexaminer.com/sponsored/arid-40830269.html
- Couple’s joy at forming a family despite nine miscarriages. Irish Examiner, https://www.irishexaminer.com/sponsored/arid-40830290.html
For further information on the RE:CURRENT Study, contact:
Marita Hennessy, PhD: email@example.com