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Factors Influencing Informed Choice of Prenatal Diagnosis: Women’s Feelings and Attitudes

Authors
  • Crang-Svalenius, Elizabeth
  • Dykes, Anna-Karin
  • Jörgensen, Connie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
53–61
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000020803
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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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. Satisfaction with choice was high (98%). Extra support can be needed while awaiting results of invasive prenatal diagnosis.

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