Objectives-To describe the experiences of a small group of women who had positive results after serum screening for Down's syndrome.
Design-Semistructured telephone interviews and correspondence with women after a positive screening result (four women) negative amniocentesis results (eight), ortermination of a pregnancy with a confirmed abnormality (eight).
Subjects-20 women who contacted Support After Termination For Abnormality about their experiences of serum screening for Down's syndrome.
Main outcome measures-Women's knowledge and understanding of the test; staff misconceptions; communication of results; how women coped with the diagnostic process; attitudes to the test and to termination of abnormal fetuses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Exploration, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Gestation, Mongolisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Exploration, Human, Sex, Female, Pregnancy, Down syndrome
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0562274
Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 199406.