Preterm Research Sleep Study


Do you have a child born preterm aged between 10-12 years old to participate in a research sleep study in Melbourne?

The Ritchie Centre is carrying out studies to determine the long-term effects of preterm birth and fetal growth restriction on cardiosvascular control and function in children aged between 10 and 12 years. They are looking for volunteers of children who were born preterm (between 25 and 34 weeks gestation) with an average birth weight for their gestational age.

The participants will firstly have an ultrasound of their heart at Monash Heart, which will take about 30 minutes and then an overnight sleep study at the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre, located at Monash Medical Centre. Both of these procedures will be performed on the same night. During the sleep study, they will attach leads to measure brain activity, breathing, heart rate and blood pressure whilst the participants sleep overnight. These measures are all non-invasive and will not hurt the participants in any way.

Sleep studies are overnight from 7:00pm and there are facilities for making tea and coffee and watching DVDs. A parent is required to stay and sleep overnight, and staff and students will explain everything about sleep to you. Researchers we can offer free parking and their gratitude for participation!

For further information please contact:

Dr Stephanie Yiallourou
The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute for Medical Research
Department of Paediatrics, Monash University
Phone: (03)9594 5399
Email: stephanie.yiallourou@hudson.org.au

Or

Alexsandria Odoi
The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute for Medical Research
Department of Paediatrics, Monash University
Phone: (03)9594 5399
Email: alexsandria.odoi@hudson.org.au

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