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Women's motives for not participating in preconception counseling: qualitative study

Hosli, E. J. and Elsinga, J. and Buitendijk, S. E. and Assendelft, W. J. J. and van der Pal-de Bruin, K. M.. (2008) Women's motives for not participating in preconception counseling: qualitative study. Community Genetics, 11 (3). pp. 166-170.

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Abstract

AIMS: Information about risk factors and preventive measures given before conception is estimated to prevent 15-35% of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to identify women's motives for not responding to an invitation for preconception counseling (PCC) from their general practitioner. METHODS: A purposive sample of 11 women who did not respond to an invitation for PCC and who became pregnant within 1 year was interviewed. RESULTS: Three key themes influencing nonresponse emerged from the data: perceived knowledge, perceived lack of risk and a misunderstanding of the aim of PCC. CONCLUSION: For successful future implementation of PCC, a more tailored approach may be necessary for certain (groups of) women, addressing the reasons why women do not consider themselves part of the target group for PCC.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Geburtshilfe (Hösli-Krais)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Geburtshilfe (Hösli-Krais)
UniBasel Contributors:Hösli-Krais, Irene M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1422-2795
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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