The women’s decision to uptake prenatal testing is complex, involving different factors. We conducted a Cross Sectional study to investigate variables influencing this choice, with particular attention to socio-demographic, obstetric history and midwifery care variables. Background: With the increased routinization of prenatal testing, there has been a corresponding attention to parents’ decision-making. We are interested to explore those factors affecting the couple’s choice to improve antenatal care and enable parents to be aware and to make an informed choice. Methods and findings: A sample of 448 consecutive women with a low-risk of having fetal abnormalities was interviewed to collect socio-demographic, obstetric history and antenatal care information. We identified that factors related to the use of non-invasive testing were: previous miscarriage, received antenatal counselling on prenatal testing, number of antenatal appointments and lack of maternal knowledge about prenatal testing. Regarding invasive prenatal testing factors increasing the use were: maternal age, single status and antenatal counselling.

Fumagalli, S., Perego, S., Nespoli, A., Locatelli, A., Colciago, E. (2017). Variables Affecting the Decision Making to Uptake Prenatal Testing. INSIGHTS IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, 1(2), 1-7.

Variables Affecting the Decision Making to Uptake Prenatal Testing

Simona Fumagalli
Primo
;
Perego Sofia
Secondo
;
Antonella Nespoli;Anna Locatelli
Penultimo
;
Elisabetta Colciago
Ultimo
2017

Abstract

The women’s decision to uptake prenatal testing is complex, involving different factors. We conducted a Cross Sectional study to investigate variables influencing this choice, with particular attention to socio-demographic, obstetric history and midwifery care variables. Background: With the increased routinization of prenatal testing, there has been a corresponding attention to parents’ decision-making. We are interested to explore those factors affecting the couple’s choice to improve antenatal care and enable parents to be aware and to make an informed choice. Methods and findings: A sample of 448 consecutive women with a low-risk of having fetal abnormalities was interviewed to collect socio-demographic, obstetric history and antenatal care information. We identified that factors related to the use of non-invasive testing were: previous miscarriage, received antenatal counselling on prenatal testing, number of antenatal appointments and lack of maternal knowledge about prenatal testing. Regarding invasive prenatal testing factors increasing the use were: maternal age, single status and antenatal counselling.
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Prenatal testing; Fetal; Malformation;
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Fumagalli, S., Perego, S., Nespoli, A., Locatelli, A., Colciago, E. (2017). Variables Affecting the Decision Making to Uptake Prenatal Testing. INSIGHTS IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, 1(2), 1-7.
Fumagalli, S; Perego, S; Nespoli, A; Locatelli, A; Colciago, E
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