Pregnant women needed for MaPINO Study
Maternal Psoriasis and Infant Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (MaPINO) Study
Do you have psoriasis?
We are investigating whether inflammatory conditions in pregnancy, such as psoriasis, influence a child’s development and invite you to take part. The MaPINO study is recruiting pregnant women with psoriasis and is looking for participants.
Participants will receive a small gift and reimbursement for parking and travel expenses for the developmental assessment. The study will involve:
- a questionnaire
- regular review of your psoriasis and confirmation of the diagnosis if required
- comprehensive assessment of your child's development at two years of age
- additional blood samples with routine blood tests for women less than 15 weeks pregnant to look at markers of inflammation
Who can take part in the study?
- Women with mild-moderate psoriasis and women without psoriasis in the comparison group. We will score your psoriasis severity at enrolment.
- Women planning to deliver at any Auckland Hospital or birthing suite.
Who cannot take part in the study?
- Women with severe psoriasis requiring treatment with oral medications in the past year or current treatment with UVB phototherapy
- Women with psoriatic arthritis or an autoimmune disease other than psoriasis
- Women with twin pregnancies, surrogate pregnancies or pregnancies conceived through embryo donation
If you are interested or would like more information, please email the team at email@example.com or phone Susan Law, Research Nurse, on 021 744 958 or visit our website https://starship.org.nz/maternal-psoriasis-and-infant-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-mapino-study/