Nurturing ChAMPs Study

It is well documented that the risk of premature birth for multiple birth pregnancies is higher than that for singleton pregnancies. Multiple-birth families are five times more likely to experience pre-term birth and low birthweight, which occurs in 50% of all twin births and nearly all (95%) triplet and higher order multiple births.

The Australian Multiple Birth Association is proud to support the researchers from the Nurturing ChAMPs Study at The University of Queensland (Australia) who are seeking parents to help them to better understand the well-being of preemie children who are now 3 – 18 years old.

What is the study about?

Researchers from the Nurturing ChAMPs Study at The University of Queensland (Australia) are seeking parents to help them to better understand the well-being of preemie children who are now 3 – 18 years old.

Behavioural and emotional well-being of children and adolescents can have far-reaching effects on their everyday life including being able to make friends and doing well in school or in the home.

The objective of this research study is to better understand the development of behavioural and emotional difficulties. This study is part of a doctoral research project at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia.

The study procedures have been reviewed by experts and approved by the university ethics committee under #2019001214.

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Get involved!

If you are the parent of preemie twins, they would love to hear about both twin pairs! You will first be asked to consider your youngest child born preterm and then will be contacted in a few weeks’ time about your twin’s pair.

Recruitment for the study will cease around 15 March 2020.

Share your experience with the researchers

You may also follow their progress on their Facebook page

The researchers are more than happy to answer questions. You can email them here