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Attitude towards serological tests for infection during pregnancy.
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PMID:  8512344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In anticipation of systematic prenatal screening at the antenatal clinic of Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium, the attitude of 500 successive pregnant women towards testing for rubella, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis B virus, HIV and syphilis was studied by means of written questionnaires. All tests were well accepted, toxoplasmosis and rubella being most (92 and 91%), syphilis and HIV being least (79 and 82%) favoured. Refusal was generally associated with lower education, but refusal for syphilis and HIV was associated with high education. Ninety-four percent wanted to be informed of the results of the tests. Only one woman (0.2%) of those who agreed with testing did not want to know her HIV test result. Pregnant doctors were more reluctant about screening, in particular for sexually transmitted diseases, whereas nurses were in favour of it. Written information failed to increase the acceptance rate, but lowered the number of women without an opinion.
G G Donders; J Desmyter; P Goubau; F A van Assche
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  252     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-15     Completed Date:  1993-07-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-7     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS Serodiagnosis / psychology
Attitude to Health*
HIV Infections / prevention & control,  psychology
Hepatitis B / prevention & control,  psychology
Infant, Newborn
Mass Screening / psychology*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / prevention & control,  psychology*
Prenatal Care
Rubella Syndrome, Congenital / prevention & control,  psychology
Syphilis / prevention & control,  psychology
Syphilis Serodiagnosis / psychology
Toxoplasmosis, Congenital / prevention & control,  psychology

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