Parental perceptions of genetic risk: correlation with choice of prenatal diagnostic procedures.

Abstract

Determinants of patients' decisions to have prenatal diagnosis, and by which test (amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling), is not well understood. We have administered questionnaires to couples referred for genetic counseling and procedures for advanced maternal age and determined patients' responses, decisions, and attributable determinants of their choice. Differences in perception of risks between partners, and choice of procedure, correlated with socioeconomic, educational status and age.

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@article{Evans1990ParentalPO, title={Parental perceptions of genetic risk: correlation with choice of prenatal diagnostic procedures.}, author={Mark I Evans and SueAnn Bottoms and G C Critchfield and Anne E. Greb and J J Laferla}, journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics}, year={1990}, volume={31 1}, pages={25-8} }