Clinical trials: Parents’ experiences
Profiles - Growth hormone trials
Alison - Interview 14
Alison, aged 39 years is White British, works part time as a music teacher and lives with her husband and three children. Her son was diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction around 22 weeks. Alison gave birth to her son at 30 weeks; he weighed 2lbs.
Lisa - Interview 17
Lisa, aged 37 years, is White British, recently married and has two children aged eight and five years. Now a homemaker, Lisa previously worked as a Support Worker. Her eldest child, Callum, is taking part in a clinical trial to test dosage of growth hormones.
Charmaine - Interview 19
Charmaine, aged 36 years is White British and married with two children ages 12 and 15 years. Charmaine works part time as a Maternity Support Worker. Her youngest child took part in a clinical trial involving Growth Hormone Treatment.