Psychosocial aspects of genetic screening of pregnant women & newborns

18 May 2005

A recent Heath Technology Assessment literature review on psychosocial aspects of genetic screening in pregnant women and neonates [Green JM et al. (2004). HTA 8(33), 1-109] focused on five key areas: knowledge, anxiety and other emotional aspects of screening, factors associated with participation in screening and the consequences of false-positive, false-negative, true-positive and true-negative results. Literature reporting on any antenatal or neonatal screening programmes that included a genetic target condition (chromosomal disorders such as Down

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