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Neurosurgical input at pre-natal counselling for parents of babies with Spina bifida

Cockayne, Rebecca, Gibbon, F and Leach, Paul 2012. Neurosurgical input at pre-natal counselling for parents of babies with Spina bifida. British Journal of Neurosurgery 27 (2) , pp. 167-170. 10.3109/02688697.2012.722704

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Prenatal counselling can be helpful to parents in making a decision with regard to continuation of the pregnancy or to help prepare for the birth and the future life of a child with Spina bifida. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of our specialist neuro counselling sessions and to highlight areas that could be improved upon. This was in the form of a questionnaire given to parents, who had been through the counselling and continued with their pregnancy. The areas highlighted for improvement were more explicit information about urinary catheterisation, the need for admission to the special care baby unit (SCBU) and the need for an information leaflet on Spina bifida.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abortion, Induced/psychology;Counseling/standards*;Decision Making;Female;Humans;Meningomyelocele/psychology*;Meningomyelocele/surgery;Neurosurgery*;Pamphlets;Parents/psychology; Patient Education as Topic/standards;Patient Satisfaction*; PregnancPrenatal Diagnosis/standards*;Spinal Dysraphism/psychology*;Surveys and Questionnaires;
Publisher: Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
ISSN: 0268-8697
Date of Acceptance: 15 August 2012
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 04:47

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