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Partnerships > Harmonising Outcomes for Pre-eclampsia Research (HOPE)

HOPE partnerships have brought together healthcare professionals, researchers, and women with experience of pre-eclampsia to overcome this barrier. Hundreds of people from many different countries have developed a minimum data set, known as a core outcome set, for future pre-eclampsia research. This core outcome set will assist funding organisations to prioritise research funding, help researchers to design future research, and improve the reporting of research in medical journals.

1. Gathering outcomes

We developed a long list of potential core outcomes by extracting outcomes which had been reported by previous pre-eclampsia trials and by analysing in-depth interviews with women with experience of pre-eclampsia.

2. Prioritising outcomes

We conducted a three-round survey asking healthcare professionals, researchers, and women with experience of pre-eclampsia to prioritise the long list of potential core outcomes. The survey was promoted across our partner organisations and social media to ensure we reached a diverse range of people with different perspectives.

3. Consensus development meeting

Prioritised outcomes were discussed in a consensus development meeting held in Oxford, United Kingdom using formal consensus development methods. Using formal consensus development methods, 11 healthcare professionals, two researchers, and four women with experience of pre-eclampsia, prioritised a core set of outcomes that should be common to future preeclampsia research.

Publications

  • JMN Duffy, S Ziebland, P von Dadelszen, RJ McManus. Tackling poorly selected, collected, and reported outcomes in obstetrics and gynecology research. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019; 220(1): 71.e1-71.e4; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.023.

  • JMN Duffy, J van ’t Hooft, C Gale, M Brown, W Grobman, R Fitzpatrick, S Karumanchi, N Lucas, L Magee, B Mol, M Stark, S Thangaratinam, M Wilson, P von Dadelszen, P Williamson, KS Khan, S Ziebland, RJ McManus. A protocol for developing, disseminating, and implementing a core outcome set for pre-eclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health 2016; 6(4): 274-278; DOI: 10.1016/j.preghy.2016.04.008.

  • JMN Duffy, R Rolph, C Gale, M Hirsch, KS Khan, S Ziebland, RJ McManus. Core outcome sets in women’s and newborn health: A systematic review. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017; 124(10): 1481-1489; DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.14694.

  • JMN Duffy, AW Cairns, D Richards-Doran, J van ’t Hooft, C Gale, M Brown, LC Chappell, W Grobman, R Fitzpatrick, S Karumanchi, N Lucas, L Magee, B Mol, M Stark, S Thangaratinam, M Wilson, P von Dadelszen, P Williamson, KS Khan, S Ziebland, RJ McManus. A core outcome set for pre-eclampsia research: An international consensus development study. Accepted for publication: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

  • JMN Duffy, AE Cairns, L Magee, P von Dadelszen, J van ’t Hooft, C Gale, M Brown, LC Chappell, W Grobman, R Fitzpatrick, S Karumanchi, N Lucas, B Mol, M Stark, S Thangaratinam, M Wilson, P Williamson, KS Khan, S Ziebland, RJ McManus. Standardising definitions for the pre-eclampsia core outcome set: A consensus development study. Submitted for publication: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health

 

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Dr James M. N. Duffy

Balliol College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom