Vertical HBV transmission questionnaire

Dear Colleagues,


You are kindly invited to take part in a survey on the vertical transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).


The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain data from delivery hospitals as to the current path of care for HBV positive pregnant women and their infants and to assess the current policies and practices for the prevention of perinatal HBV transmission across European Countries.

This survey is a project sponsored by INCIPIT (Italian Network for Paediatric Clinical Trials), a no profit Consortium composed by the main Italian children’s hospitals, the largest departments of paediatrics as well as national and international paediatric therapeutic networks coordinated by Italian institutions, among which Penta, which is also supporting this initiative.


Your answers are very important to help find a common strategy to reduce HBV infection vertical transmission, according to the WHO global health sector strategy for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030.

Please select and ask the most experienced colleagues working in your hospital to complete the questionnaire with you, especially try to reach:

  • neonatologists;
  • infectious disease specialists;
  • gynaecologists;
  • hepatologists


If possible, please provide just one response to the survey for your hospital, collecting the information from all the relevant Colleagues involved. If your hospital has different management policies, you can provide more than one response.

The results from the survey will be analysed to write a research paper.

The survey does not ask for any individual patient data. This is not a considered study but a service evaluation and therefore does not need ethical approval.


Please click here to complete the survey


The deadline for completion of the survey is within the 30th of June 2021.

Please note that you can leave the survey at any time and come back later to complete the responses. To do this, choose the “Save and return later” option (bottom of the screen) and write down the code you are given. When you re-open the survey at the link above, click on “Returning?” and enter your code, to re-open your partially completed survey and continue.

If you have any doubts and/or require further information, please get in touch with our reference person:


Michele Pinon, MD, PhD

Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit – Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, Turin

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino – University of Turin

Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Turin, Italy

0039 3294281869


For any queries please contact the following:


Thank you for your collaboration!

INCIPIT National Hub and Penta Foundation


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