An epidemiological multicenter research project, supported by the Italian National Research Council, is presented: the aim of this research project is to acquire information to be used to define the necessary sanitary measures in perinatal and neonatal medicine. Previous similar foreign research projects (British perinatal survey, the national child development study, collaborative perinatal project, etc.) are discussed: an Italian project has to be carried out, since in Italy perinatal mortality is high, and maternal, perinatal and infant care is largely insufficient. The methodology of the research project is then discussed, with particular reference to the number of included cases, classes of data to collect, tasks of involved personnel (obstetricians, pediatricians, social assistants), development of the transversal and longitudinal part of the research, setting up of the questionnaire, data registering and utilisation. Finally the authors have explained the criteria used in choosing the centers where the study took place and the possibilities of further programmed development. The over all duration of the investigation which began in June, 1973, is expected to last 7 years.
|Translated title of the contribution||Introduction of a multicenter research project in preventive perinatal medicine|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Annali di Ostetricia Ginecologia Medicina Perinatale|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology