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J Med Assoc Thai. 2012 May;95 Suppl 5:S162-7.

Causes and attitude of husbands toward thalassemic carrier screening test when their partners have abnormal screening tests.

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the attitude of husbands toward the thalassemic carrier screening test and to explore the causes of non-participation of having a blood test.

STUDY DESIGN:

Descriptive study.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

During 2007-2008, 100 husbands of pregnant women with screening-positive test for thalassemia who refused to have blood test were enrolled by voluntariness. They would fill out a structured questionnaire designed for the present study which was divided into 3 parts; (1) participant's personal characteristics (2) their attitudes toward thalassemic carrier screening test with the score ranging from 1-5, and (3) reasons for their refusal of having a blood test.

RESULTS:

The husbands had a favorable attitude toward testing for thalassemia, with overall mean score and standard deviation of 3.57 and 0.38. Commonly expressed reasons against testing were the self-belief of having a non-affected child and the inconvenience of coming to the hospital.

CONCLUSION:

Husbands had a favorable attitude toward test for thalassemia.

PMID:
22934463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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