Informed consent for maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening in an inner city population: how informed is it?

@article{Freda1998InformedCF,
  title={Informed consent for maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening in an inner city population: how informed is it?},
  author={Margaret Comerford Freda and N E Devore and N Valentine-Adams and Allan Bombard and Irwin R. Merkatz},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={99-106}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if women who received information from a provider and viewed a videotape about maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) screening understood enough to sign informed consent. DESIGN A prospective qualitative design using tape recorded interviews of women who were provided information regarding MSAFP testing from a provider and from viewing a videotape. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-three inner city pregnant women (58% Hispanic, 39% African-American, 3% white). RESULTS Two women… CONTINUE READING

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