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Factors influencing informed choice of prenatal diagnosis: women's feelings and attitudes

Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth LU ; Dykes, Anna-Karin LU and Jörgensen, Connie (1998) In Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 13(1). p.53-61
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To obtain knowledge about factors that could influence women's informed choice and extent of prenatal diagnosis, her feelings when implementing it, and her satisfaction. METHOD: A questionnaire including Visual Analogue Scale was given to 823 women and replies received from 662 (80.4%). Ease of choice was the basis for the statistical analysis. RESULTS: The factors that most often influenced choice were the fetus health, maternal age, and knowledge of the consequences. The choice was easy to make, only 2% finding it very difficult. The time period from the amniocentesis until the results were available was the most difficult time reported. CONCLUSIONS: The choice of method for prenatal diagnosis was very easy for most women.... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To obtain knowledge about factors that could influence women's informed choice and extent of prenatal diagnosis, her feelings when implementing it, and her satisfaction. METHOD: A questionnaire including Visual Analogue Scale was given to 823 women and replies received from 662 (80.4%). Ease of choice was the basis for the statistical analysis. RESULTS: The factors that most often influenced choice were the fetus health, maternal age, and knowledge of the consequences. The choice was easy to make, only 2% finding it very difficult. The time period from the amniocentesis until the results were available was the most difficult time reported. CONCLUSIONS: The choice of method for prenatal diagnosis was very easy for most women. Satisfaction with choice was high (98%). Extra support can be needed while awaiting results of invasive prenatal diagnosis. (Less)
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Choice, prenatal diagnosis, Influencing factors, choice, satisfaction, Women's feelings
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Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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13
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53 - 61
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Karger
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1015-3837
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10.1159/000020803
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  author       = {Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth and Dykes, Anna-Karin and Jörgensen, Connie},
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  keyword      = {Choice,prenatal diagnosis,Influencing factors,choice,satisfaction,Women's feelings},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {53--61},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy},
  title        = {Factors influencing informed choice of prenatal diagnosis: women's feelings and attitudes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000020803},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {1998},
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