INFORMED CHOICE IN GENETIC SCREENING FOR THALASSAEMIA DURING PREGNANCY: AUDIT FROM A NATIONAL CONFIDENTIAL INQUIRY
Authors: Darlison, Mary Petrou, John Old, Mark Layton and Lysandros Varnavides
Bernadette Modell, Rodney Harris, Beverley Lane, Maren Khan, Matthew
Objective National audit of informed choice in antenatal screening for thalassaemia.
Design Audit from the UK Confidential Enquiry into Counselling for Genetic Disorders.
Setting Thalassaemia module of the UK Confidential Enquiry […]
MIDWIVES’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ROLE AS FACILITATORS OF INFORMED CHOICE IN ANTENATAL SCREENING
Authors: Shenaz Ahmed,BSc(Hons),PhD(Lecturer)a,n, LouiseD.Bryant,BSc(Hons),PhD(Lecturer)a,
A b s t r a c t
Objective: to explore midwives’perceptions oft heir role as facilitators of informed choice in antenatal
Setting: community midwives,Yorkshire and Humberregion,UK.
Participants: community midwives offering antenatals creening(n¼15).
Method: semi-structured interviews analysed using Thematic Analysis.
Findings: to facilitate informed […]
ANTENATAL THALASSAEMIA CARRIER TESTING: WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS OF ‘INFORMATION’ AND ‘CONSENT’
Authors: Shenaz Ahmed, Josephine Green, Jenny Hewison
Objectives: To explore the attitudes of a sample of pregnant women in the UK towards informed
consent for antenatal thalassaemia carrier testing and perceived pre-test information needs for such
Setting: The study was conducted in two cities in […]
SCREENING EXTENDED FAMILIES FOR GENETIC HEMOGLOBIN DISORDERS IN PAKISTAN
Authors: SUHAIB AHMED, MOHAMMED SALEEM, BERNADETTE MODELL AND MARY PETROU
Background We have investigated a strategy for identifying and counseling carriers of recessively inherited
disorders in developing countries where consanguineous marriage is common. In such communities,
gene variants are trapped within extended families, so that […]
ACCEPTANCE OF FIRST-TRIMESTER PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS FOR THE HAEMOGLOBINOPATHIES IN LEBANON
Author: L. Zahed
We have interviewed 83 couples at risk for a haemoglobin disorder, mostly â-thalassaemia, in an effort to evaluate
their attitude towards first-trimester prenatal diagnosis. Most of the families had received poor education and were
of low socio-economic status and more […]