Impact of an innovative model of care for women from a refugee background

  • Kildea, Sue (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Gao, Yu (Associate Investigator)
  • Steel, Michelle (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Impact of an innovative model of care for women from a refugee background, compared to other models of care, on perinatal outcomes and experiences: a mixed methods study.
This mixed methods study will measure the impact of the Refugee MGP using three parallel methods. First, wWe will explore and describe women’s pregnancy, birth and postnatal outcomes in the Refugee service (2016-2019 births), compared to women from a refugee background who received a different type of maternity care and gave birth at MMH in previous years (2009-2015). Second, we will conduct postnatal Focus Group Interviews with women from a refugee background, in three different language groups, to investigate the quality of the service. Thirdly, staff who work within the Refugee MGP will be invited to participate in a short, anonymous electronic survey to elucidate their attitudes and experiences of the service. Doctoral student Mpho Dube will be working on this project with supervision from the Molly Centre team and the team leader at the Mater Hospital Brisbane.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date26/06/2025/06/21