Effects of knowledge, education, and experience on acceptance of first trimester screening for chromosomal anomalies

@article{Stefansdottir2010EffectsOK,
  title={Effects of knowledge, education, and experience on acceptance of first trimester screening for chromosomal anomalies},
  author={Vigdis Stefansdottir and Heather Skirton and Kristj{\'a}n J{\'o}nasson and Hildur Hardard{\'o}ttir and Jon J Jonsson},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={89}
}
Objectives. To assess pregnant women's knowledge and understanding of first trimester prenatal screening (nuchal translucency, maternal serum free beta‐human chorionic gonadotrophin and pregnancy‐associated plasma‐protein‐A), to evaluate the impact of a new information booklet and investigate the effects of education and experiential knowledge of congenital disabilities on the perceived likelihood of accepting prenatal screening. Design. A quasi‐experimental quantitative study with a self… Expand
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