Karitane is part of a research study that tracks how your child is growing and developing as well as how you can support them during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research Study

'Watch Me Grow – Electronic (WMG-E)'

By becoming involved, we will help you to identify any concerns you may have regarding your child, you as a parent or your family so that we can support you with the right help.

Who can participate?

Parents/caregivers of children aged between 6 months to 3 years old and visiting this service or group for any child and family health reason.

What is the study about?

This study will test whether our WMG-E App (with an allocation of a Service Navigator to support you) will result in improvements to your child’s development and your own wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will involve you completing some questionnaires about your child’s skills and your own mental health and psychosocial (emotional, social and financial) concerns at three (at the 0-month, 6-month and 12-month) time points over a one-year period.

Why participate?

Participating in this project may:

  • Help you and your Child and Family Health Nurse to monitor your child’s developmental milestones
  • Help identify child developmental concerns early
  • Help you to identify your mental health and psychosocial needs

How do I participate?

  1. Scan this QR code (or click the link https://redcap.link/WMG-EApp)
  2. Select ‘Agree’ to participate and complete the questionnaires
  3. Alternatively, you can ask your service or group to provide a copy of the Participant Information Statement and Consent Form, and an email invitation to the study will be sent to you.

Contact Information: Teresa Winata | E: [email protected] | P: 0424 880 074

This flyer has been approved by the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Human Research Ethics Committee [2020/ETH01418] and SWSLHD Research Governance Office [2020/STE02335]. SWSLHD Study Flyer for Parents/Caregivers, Version 1.1, dated 19 July 2021

Back to Top