FAmily planning and Multiple Sclerosis (FAMS): Exploring the specific roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in the management of reproductive health care in patients with multiple sclerosis
Type of Study/Intervention
Form of MS
We are seeking to understand the experiences of a broad range of healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding caring for people with MS, with a particular focus on matters concerning family planning (spanning fertility, contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum health). The study aims to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of HCPs from different clinical disciplines in supporting family planning for patients with MS.
Healthcare professionals who agree to be involved in the study, will be asked to participate in a one-off interview that can be done either on the phone, face to face (if based on South Australia) or virtually. The duration of the interview will be 30 minutes. Participating HCPs will be asked to describe their experiences and perspectives in providing support to women and men of reproductive age who are diagnosed with MS, on matters concerning family planning.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) must be either a general practitioner, neurologist, gynaecologist/obstetrician, MS nurse, fertility specialist, over 18 years of age, able to speak and understand English and currently living and practising in Australia.
Healthcare professionals who do not live and practice in Australia.
Anticipated start date
Yes. Ethics approval no: H-2021-200