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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151076
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Attitudes towards Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Review of the Literature
Abstract:
Attitudes towards Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Review of the Literature
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Kaur, Mandeep, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas - Austin
Title:PhD Student
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: If pregnancy wasn't stressful enough, technology has provided care givers with means to put added stressors on expectant couples. Couples make numerous decisions, anywhere from simply getting a three dimensional ultrasound to see the baby in utero, to the extremely difficult decision of terminating a pregnancy of a fetus incompatible with life. A large component of prenatal care is genetic testing. Often an area of great concern to expectant couples, as the results of these tests can have life altering affects. Methods: The literature was reviewed using systematic processes. A search of CINHAL and MEDLINE databases using the terms "Genetic Test" or "Genetic Screen" and "Prenat" retrieved 2839 articles. Then adding the term "Attitude", reduced the number of articles retrieved to 349. Of these, 10 quantitative and qualitative studies were then collected, and reviewed. Results: This search showed that only four of the 10 articles were directly related to the term attitudes. The other articles included important attitude related topics such as parental anxiety, decision making, and perceived autonomy. Overall, findings show that available resources, societal influence, perceived risk or susceptibility and beliefs about genetic disease all provided the foundation for the attitudes of expectant couples in the prenatal time period. Conclusion: Taking a multidisciplinary approach can greatly affect attitudes as having geneticists and other varying health care professionals explain specific aspects of genetic testing can sway ones opinions about them. Much research is needed to fully comprehend this area of healthcare as 10 articles do not provide a representative view of this topic in the general population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAttitudes towards Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Review of the Literatureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151076-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Attitudes towards Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Review of the Literature</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kaur, Mandeep, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas - Austin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mandeep_k@ymail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: If pregnancy wasn't stressful enough, technology has provided care givers with means to put added stressors on expectant couples. Couples make numerous decisions, anywhere from simply getting a three dimensional ultrasound to see the baby in utero, to the extremely difficult decision of terminating a pregnancy of a fetus incompatible with life. A large component of prenatal care is genetic testing. Often an area of great concern to expectant couples, as the results of these tests can have life altering affects. Methods: The literature was reviewed using systematic processes. A search of CINHAL and MEDLINE databases using the terms &quot;Genetic Test&quot; or &quot;Genetic Screen&quot; and &quot;Prenat&quot; retrieved 2839 articles. Then adding the term &quot;Attitude&quot;, reduced the number of articles retrieved to 349. Of these, 10 quantitative and qualitative studies were then collected, and reviewed. Results: This search showed that only four of the 10 articles were directly related to the term attitudes. The other articles included important attitude related topics such as parental anxiety, decision making, and perceived autonomy. Overall, findings show that available resources, societal influence, perceived risk or susceptibility and beliefs about genetic disease all provided the foundation for the attitudes of expectant couples in the prenatal time period. Conclusion: Taking a multidisciplinary approach can greatly affect attitudes as having geneticists and other varying health care professionals explain specific aspects of genetic testing can sway ones opinions about them. Much research is needed to fully comprehend this area of healthcare as 10 articles do not provide a representative view of this topic in the general population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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