Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

What results to disclose, when, and who decides? Healthcare professionals' views on prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis

Shkedi-Rafid, Shiri, Fenwick, Angela, Dheensa, Sandi, Wellesley, Diana and Lucassen, Anneke M. 2016. What results to disclose, when, and who decides? Healthcare professionals' views on prenatal chromosomal microarray analysis. Prenatal Diagnosis 36 (3) , pp. 252-259. 10.1002/pd.4772

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Objectives This study explored the views of healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the UK about what information should be disclosed, when; and whether women/parents should be given a choice as to what they wish to know. Methods Q-methodology was used to assess the views of 40 HCPs (genetic HCPs, fetal medicine experts, lab-scientists). Results Most participants agreed that variants of unknown clinical significance should not be disclosed. Participants were divided between those who considered variants of uncertain clinical significance helpful for parents and clinicians, and those who considered them harmful. Although recognising the potential disadvantages of disclosing risks for adult-onset conditions, participants thought it would be difficult to withhold such information once identified. Participants largely supported some parental involvement in determining which results should be returned. Most participants believed that information obtained via CMA testing in pregnancy should either be disclosed during pregnancy, or not at all. Conclusion HCPs taking part in the study largely believed that variants that will inform the management of the pregnancy, or are relevant to other family members, should be reported. Recent UK guidelines, published after this research was completed, reflect these opinions. © 2016 The Authors. Prenatal Diagnosis published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0197-3851
Date of Acceptance: 3 January 2016
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 03:35
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/104900

Citation Data

Cited 15 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item