Perception and Expectation among Women Attending a Routine Ultrasound Screening in Japan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156230
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Presentation
Title:
Perception and Expectation among Women Attending a Routine Ultrasound Screening in Japan
Abstract:
Perception and Expectation among Women Attending a Routine Ultrasound Screening in Japan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Murakami, Kyoko, PhD, RN, NMW
P.I. Institution Name:Yamaguchi University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Kumiko Tsujino, PhD, RN; Misae Ito, MSN, RN, NMW; Sue Turale, EdD, MSt, RN, RPN, FRCNA, FACMHN; Hidechika Iino, RN, MEd; Masato Tsukahara, PhD, MD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: For some years ultrasound scans have been routine in prenatal care in many countries, including Japan where an ultrasound is sometimes performed on each doctor's visit. Scans potentially provide reassurance about a healthy child or detect problems, including unsuspected and devastating fetal anomalies. However, in Japan no formal guidelines exist regarding usage of ultrasound, and it is a very sensitive topic to provide information about a test that might provoke patient anxiety. Purpose: To provide clarification of pregnant women's understanding, perceptions and expectations of routine prenatal ultrasound screening. Methods: In the study, 238 pregnant women in three obstetric clinical settings, 14-37 weeks gestation, with no apparent obstetric risk factors, were asked after their scan to complete a four-part questionnaire. The statistical significance of differences in proportions was assessed using Chi square test. Results: Participants identified the reasons for their ultrasound screening were to: check for fetal growth (n=234, 98%); see whether pregnancy was normal (n=228, 96%); and check for fetal abnormalities (n=217, 91%). About 203 (85%) participants wanted a photo of the fetus to show their partners/family. Ultrasounds were considered a social experience for the majority of participants and partners. Affection for their fetus increased in 232 (97%) participants as a result of an ultrasound, and all felt reassurance that they were having this test. Participants 14-22 weeks were significantly more reassured by a scan than those of 22-30 weeks (p < 0.05). The majority (n=235) wanted to know if their fetus had a disease but only half had information about prenatal ultrasound by book, friends, and professionals. Conclusion: It is critical that all women receive ultrasound information before testing to enable them to prepare questions, or anticipate issues arising. Clearly nurses and other health professionals need to ensure this is done in Japan.
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.titlePerception and Expectation among Women Attending a Routine Ultrasound Screening in Japanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156230-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perception and Expectation among Women Attending a Routine Ultrasound Screening in Japan</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Murakami, Kyoko, PhD, RN, NMW</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yamaguchi University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">k.mura@yamaguchi-u.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kumiko Tsujino, PhD, RN; Misae Ito, MSN, RN, NMW; Sue Turale, EdD, MSt, RN, RPN, FRCNA, FACMHN; Hidechika Iino, RN, MEd; Masato Tsukahara, PhD, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: For some years ultrasound scans have been routine in prenatal care in many countries, including Japan where an ultrasound is sometimes performed on each doctor's visit. Scans potentially provide reassurance about a healthy child or detect problems, including unsuspected and devastating fetal anomalies. However, in Japan no formal guidelines exist regarding usage of ultrasound, and it is a very sensitive topic to provide information about a test that might provoke patient anxiety. Purpose: To provide clarification of pregnant women's understanding, perceptions and expectations of routine prenatal ultrasound screening. Methods: In the study, 238 pregnant women in three obstetric clinical settings, 14-37 weeks gestation, with no apparent obstetric risk factors, were asked after their scan to complete a four-part questionnaire. The statistical significance of differences in proportions was assessed using Chi square test. Results: Participants identified the reasons for their ultrasound screening were to: check for fetal growth (n=234, 98%); see whether pregnancy was normal (n=228, 96%); and check for fetal abnormalities (n=217, 91%). About 203 (85%) participants wanted a photo of the fetus to show their partners/family. Ultrasounds were considered a social experience for the majority of participants and partners. Affection for their fetus increased in 232 (97%) participants as a result of an ultrasound, and all felt reassurance that they were having this test. Participants 14-22 weeks were significantly more reassured by a scan than those of 22-30 weeks (p &lt; 0.05). The majority (n=235) wanted to know if their fetus had a disease but only half had information about prenatal ultrasound by book, friends, and professionals. Conclusion: It is critical that all women receive ultrasound information before testing to enable them to prepare questions, or anticipate issues arising. Clearly nurses and other health professionals need to ensure this is done in Japan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:34:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:34:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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