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Subst Use Misuse. 2007;42(5):881-94.

Use of focus groups in developing FAS/FASD prevention in Russia.

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  • 1Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117, USA. tatiana-balachova@ouhsc.edu

Abstract

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a severe outcome of alcohol use during pregnancy, and the rates may be higher in countries with greater use of alcohol. To obtain information from Russian physicians (N = 23), women (N = 23), and male partners (N = 5), focus groups were conducted with 51 participants in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main objective was to determine the participants' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to drinking during pregnancy. Data were analyzed using ATLAS-ti 5.0. The results will be used to develop a survey of Russian professionals and women leading to FAS prevention programming. The study's limitations are described.

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PMC2265734
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