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Noninvasive prenatal testing: a survey of young (future) parents in Flanders
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4606384
Author(s) Borry, Pascal; Favaretto, Maddalena; Batthyany, Ann; Boey, Eline; Van Tongerloo, Sophie; Dooms, Marc; Huys, Isabelle
Author(s) at UniBasel Favaretto, Maddalena
Year 2018
Title Noninvasive prenatal testing: a survey of young (future) parents in Flanders
Journal Personalized medicine
Volume 15
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 35-43
Mesh terms Adult; Attitude to Health; Belgium; Female; Genetic Testing, ethics; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Male; Pregnancy; Prenatal Diagnosis, psychology; Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract Aim: To explore the opinions of young (future) parents toward noninvasive prenatal testing. Materials & methods: A questionnaire was administrated. Results: A total of 1006 surveys were completed by visitors of 40 secondhand clothing fairs spread equally over Flanders (Belgium). The respondents expressed an overall positive opinion toward the use and implementation of a noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT). Most respondents claimed that they would test their unborn child for genetic disorders, even if this was to result in a termination of the pregnancy. Conclusion: The participants agreed nearly unanimously that NIPT must be offered to pregnant women with an increased risk of having a child with a genetic disorder, but they were also positive about extending NIPT screening to all pregnant women.
Publisher Future Medicine
ISSN/ISBN 1741-0541 ; 1744-828X
URL https://www.futuremedicine.com/toc/pme/15/1
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/79302/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.2217/pme-2017-0065
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29714113
ISI-Number WOS:000418553100006
Document type (ISI) Journal Article
 
   

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