Welcome to our Survey

Thank you for choosing to participate. Before we begin we need to provide you with some important information.
This study is conducted by Robyn Brunton, from Charles Sturt University (CSU), School of Psychology, Bathurst NSW 2795 as part of a CSU funded scholarship. As such the survey data may be used in a PhD thesis, published in an academic journal or presented at a conference. The data is used / presented in such a way as no individual data is identifiable. 
The purpose of the research is to develop the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale, this is stage three of  the project.The principal supervisor for the PhD is Dr Rachel Dryer, Senior Lecturer in Psychology (email: rdryer @ csu.edu.au). The co-supervisors are Professor Anthony Saliba (email: asaliba@csu.edu.au) and Dr Jane Kohlhoff (email: jane.kohlhoff@unsw.edu.au). You are invited to participate in this study because you are over 18 years old and are currently pregnant (please note: your participation in this research is not an attempt to impart or reflect the existence of a mood disorder). Participation involves completion of this online survey only and is completely voluntary.  The survey will seek information on your demographics and ask 114 questions relating to your mood, personality and specific fears/worries relating to pregnancy. This survey will take about 30 minutes to complete and there is no time limit on the survey so feel free to take a break at any time and resume after the break (although if you leave the survey page you will not be able to re-enter later) . You may also choose to withdraw from the survey at any time without having to give a reason.

There are no anticipated risks/discomforts in participating. You should be aware though that there are some questions relating to stillbirth and miscarriage. For some women, particularly those with a history of this, these questions may cause discomfort or even distress. If you feel this may apply to you, we would ask that you don't participate. If you do participate and you experience any discomfort or distress please discontinue the survey immediately and seek assistance from Lifeline’s 24 hour service on 13 11 14. In addition to Lifeline, immediate help is available by contacting your nearest hospital (for all emergencies ring 000) or your local doctor (GP).

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