Dr Graham Williamson has been involved in three projects investigating asthma and pregnancy, from the point of view of care and support of expectant mothers.
Graham has worked closely with clinical colleagues in respiratory medicine at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust. All three projects were funded by small grants, the initial study from the Royal Devon and Exeter, the other two via the School of Nursing and Midwifery alumni funds.
Future plans include the development of a trial to investigate whether or not using the phone app My Asthma (©2016 GlaxoSmithKline) influences symptom control and anxiety amongst pregnant women with asthma, compared to usual care.
Publications arising from this project:
- Chamberlain, C, Williamson, G R, Knight B, Daly, M and Halpin, DGM (2014): Investigating Women’s Experiences of Asthma Care in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study. The Open Nursing Journal, 2014, 8, 43-50.
- Williamson, G R, O'Connor, A and Elmslie-Jones, K (2017). Women’s experiences of personalised support for asthma care during pregnancy: A systematic review of the literature. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17:69 DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1241-8. http://rdcu.be/ppAo
- Williamson, G R, O’Connor, A, Chamberlain, C and Halpin, D. MHealth resources for asthma and pregnancy care: methodological issues and social media recruitment. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Accepted for publication in April 2018.