Psychosocial determinants of alcohol use in pregnancy
PhD Candidate: Tess Fletcher
PhD Title: The psychosocial determinants of alcohol use in pregnncy: Implications for health promotion messages in Western Australia
The overarching aim of this study is to provide insight into the psychosocial determinants of Western Australian women’s intentions to use alcohol in pregnancy and extend the evidence base regarding health promotion messages that have the potential to reduce alcohol use in pregnancy.
Specific objectives are:
To identify the key beliefs held by Western Australian women about alcohol use in pregnancy;
To assess the predictive utility of key beliefs regarding alcohol use in pregnancy for intention to use alcohol in pregnancy among a sample of Western Australian women; and
To develop and evaluate theory-informed, evidence-based health promotion messages to reduce Western Australian women’s intentions to use alcohol during pregnancy.
Supervisors: Professor Barbara Mullan (Curtin University), Dr Amy Finlay-Jones (FASD Research Australia CRE)