A survey of attitudes about maternal serum screening for fetal chromosome abnormalities in women 35 years of age and older

Owen P. Phillips*, Linda Seely, Jim Y. Wan, Stephen S. Wachtel, Lee P. Shulman

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Abstract

We asked two groups of women their opinion on prenatal diagnosis and maternal serum screening (MSS): group 1 comprised women who had undergone a prenatal diagnostic procedure (amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling) for advanced maternal age (≥ 35 years) and group 2 women who had undergone MSS and were 30-34 years old. Women in group 1 were found significantly less likely to choose MSS over prenatal diagnosis than were women in group 2. The sensitivity of MSS and the age-related risk of chromosome abnormalities influenced opinions on whether to choose MSS or prenatal diagnosis. In both groups, the majority stated that they would accept MSS over prenatal diagnosis, if their obstetrician recommended it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Maternal serum screening
  • Prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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