Views of the obstetric profession on non-invasive prenatal testing in Aotearoa New Zealand: A national survey.

Show simple item record Filoche, Sara K en Lawton, Beverley en Beard, Angela en Stone, Peter en 2018-11-07T21:42:18Z en 2017-12 en
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dc.description.abstract Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been available in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) for approximately four years. It is likely to be introduced into the publicly funded prenatal screening service.To explore obstetrician use and views of NIPT, with consideration to its implementation into screening services for Down syndrome and other conditions.An anonymous online survey combining Likert scales and free text was designed to assess current practice, knowledge, ethical considerations, counselling and views toward public funding of NIPT. The survey was distributed through the New Zealand members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (n = 418) and responses collected over a two-month period in 2016.There were 134/418 (32.1%) respondents. Current knowledge influenced decisions to offer NIPT (70.3%, 85/121). Confidence in offering NIPT was: 'not at all' (0.8%, 1/128); 'a little' (7.03%, 9/128), 'somewhat' (16.4%, 21/128), 'quite' (40.6%, 52/128) and 'very' (35.2%, 45/128). A total of 83.5% (101/121) stated NIPT should be publicly funded and NIPT capability developed within NZ (89.1%, 106/119). More information and support on the provision of NIPT was called for.There was strong support for public funding of NIPT, and for NIPT capability to be developed in NZ. The call for more training, education and support needs to be actioned in order to facilitate the introduction of NIPT into screening services. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Chromosome Disorders en
dc.subject Prenatal Diagnosis en
dc.subject Hematologic Tests en
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel en
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en
dc.subject Self Efficacy en
dc.subject Obstetrics en
dc.subject Pregnancy en
dc.subject Financing, Government en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en
dc.title Views of the obstetric profession on non-invasive prenatal testing in Aotearoa New Zealand: A national survey. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ajo.12656 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 617 en
pubs.volume 57 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 623 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 670345 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Obstetrics and Gynaecology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1479-828X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-07 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28681452 en

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