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Evaluation of a nurse-led haemophilia counselling service.
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PMID:  23252169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Genetic counselling and testing for females with a family history of haemophilia has long been advocated. However, there is little research in regard to clients' satisfaction with the existing counselling models in haemophilia, and in particular with nurse-led clinics. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether clients were satisfied with a nurse-led carrier testing clinic and counselling service. A retrospective quantitative study of clients' satisfaction and perceived knowledge was undertaken using an anonymous questionnaire. A sample of 42 women who had attended the clinic in the last 12 months was identified. The response rate for the study was 71% (n = 30).Two thirds of the respondents were 35 years of age or younger, 93% had a family history of haemophilia and 56% were diagnosed as carriers. Perceived understanding and knowledge increased significantly between the first and second appointments (p < 0.001). Overall, the study identified a high level of client satisfaction with the nurse-led carrier testing clinic and counselling service.
Authors:
Eadaoln O'Shea; Michael Coughlan; Helen Corrigan; Gabrielle McKee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2012 Jul 26-Aug 8
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-6, 868-70     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders, St James Hospital, Dublin.
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