Is informed choice in prenatal testing universally valued? A population‐based survey in Europe and Asia

Objective Informed choice has become an integral part of healthcare provision. We investigated the extent to which informed choice in the context of prenatal testing is universally valued. Design The value attached to parental choice in prenatal testing and the perceived importance of significant others’ views when making test decisions were assessed in a cross‐sectional, descriptive study. Sample and setting Male and female participants from general population samples in six countries: the UK (n = 210), the Netherlands (n = 197), Italy (n = 200), Greece (n = 200), China (n = 200) and India (n = 199). Methods The questionnaires assessed values attached to parental involvement and the perceived importance of the views of significant others when making prenatal test decisions. Main outcome measures Attitudes towards parental choice and attitudes towards the importance of others’ views …

A Van den Heuvel, L Chitty, E Dormandy, A Newson… – BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & …, 2009
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BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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