Acceptance towards giving birth to a child with beta-thalassemia major – A prospective study
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摘要Objective:
To explore the acceptance of pregnant Chinese women on giving birth to a child with beta-thalassemia major.
Materials and methods:
Women's acceptance on having a child with beta thalassemia major was assessed using standard gamble metrics during an interviewer-administered survey on 309 women recruited in the antenatal clinic. Utility scores were determined and the association with sociodemographic factors was assessed.
Results:
The median utility score for having a child with beta-thalassemia major was 0.5 (0–0.65). Women having either higher educational level or family income had significantly higher utility scores (P < 0.05) corresponding to a higher acceptance. During the interview 59.9% participants indicated that they would elect to undergo a termination of pregnancy if their fetus was diagnosed with beta-thalassemia major but 26.5% participants were unable to decide what action they would take.
Conclusion:
Many Chinese pregnant women are ambivalent about giving birth to a baby with beta-thalassemia major. Women with higher educational level or higher family income had a higher acceptance towards the condition.
出版社接受日期05.07.2017
著者Chan Yiu Man, Chan Oi Ka, Cheng Yvonne Kwun Yue, Leung Tak Yeung, Lao Terence Tzu Hsi, Sahota Daljit Singh
期刊名稱Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
出版年份2017
月份10
卷號56
期次5
出版社Elsevier Taiwan
出版地Taiwan
頁次618 - 621
國際標準期刊號1028-4559
語言美式英語
關鍵詞Thalassemia, Beta, Acceptance, Prenatal diagnosis

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