Key Documents And Nomenclature

Key publications about The Raine Study

Original Lancet paper 

Effects of frequent ultrasound during pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial
Newnham, Evans, Michael, Stanley, Landau. The Lancet, 1993 (>500 citations).  This is the first publication from the Raine Study which is now the basis for international practice.

Cohort profile papers 

Birth of a cohort – the first 20 years of the Raine study
McKnight, Newnham, Stanley, Mountain, Landau, Beilin, Puddey, Pennell, Mackey. Medical Journal of Australia, 2012.  This paper provides a great history of the Raine Study and reviews issues such as the original idea, funding, governance, participant loss, and ethics.

Rationale, design and methods for the 22 year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study
Straker, Hall, Mountain, Howie, White, McArdle, Eastwood,  et al. BMC Public Health, 2015.  This paper serves as a reference for all studies using data from the most recent Gen_2 followup at 22 years.

Cohort Profile: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study-Generation 2
Int J Epidemiol, 2017.  This paper provides an overview and reviews issues such as cohort representativeness, measurements, key findings and publications and data access.

Gen1 Cohort Profile

Epidemology, 2019. This paper provides an overview of our Gen1 Cohort.

The Raine Study Nomenclature

The Raine Study is a multi-generational study and the following nomenclature has been adopted to differentiate the different generations (Gen) of participants. The ‘dash’ and number always refer to the average age of the index participants (Gen 2) at the time of the data collection (e.g. Gen1-28 refers to a data collection undertaken on the parents when the index participants were 28 years old).

Gen0  Grandparents
Gen1  Mothers and partners originally recruited into the study
Gen2  Raine Study participants “the kids”
Gen2-25  Questionnaire follow-up of the participants at age 25 years
Gen2-27   Full assessment follow-up of the participants at 27 years of age
Gen2-30  Next planned follow-up
Gen3  Offspring of the participants

Researchers can also access some of our Commonly Used Resources here, including our Acknowledgements and Nomenclature Document.


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