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Attitudes of Parents of Cystic Fibrosis Children Towards Neonatal Screening and Antenatal Diagnosis

  • L. N. Al-Jader
  • M. C. Goodchild
  • H. C. Ryley
  • P. S. Harper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 290)

Abstract

Information on parents′ attitudes towards neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) and antenatal diagnosis by chorion villus biopsy (CVS) has been derived from a detailed questionnaire administered to parents of CF babies diagnosed early following newborn screening (18 babies, mean age at diagnosis 8 weeks, range 4–13 weeks) and later on account of clinical criteria (11 babies, mean age at diagnosis 29 weeks, range 8–116 weeks). Screening was by measurement of immunoreactive trypsin (IRT) on Guthrie card blood spots, which was the basis of the Wales/West Midlands IRT Screening Survey, 1985–1989 (Ryley et al.1988). Families questioned were from Wales.

Keywords

Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Longe Delay Neonatal Screening Minimal Delay 
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Reference

  1. Ryley, H.C., Deam, S.A., Williams, J., Alfaham, M., Weiler, P.H., Goodchild, C., Carter, R.A., Bradley, D., Dodge, J.A., 1988, Neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis in Wales and West Midlands: 1. Evaluation of immunoreactive trypsin test, J. Clin. Pathol., 41:726.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. N. Al-Jader
    • 1
  • M. C. Goodchild
    • 2
  • H. C. Ryley
    • 3
  • P. S. Harper
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medical GeneticsUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK
  2. 2.Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Department of Child HealthUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK
  3. 3.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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