"Holding our breath": the experiences of women contemplating nuchal translucency screening

Hawthorne, Fiona and Ahern, Kathryn J. (2009) "Holding our breath": the experiences of women contemplating nuchal translucency screening. Applied Nursing Research, 22 4: 236-242. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2008.02.007


Author Hawthorne, Fiona
Ahern, Kathryn J.
Title "Holding our breath": the experiences of women contemplating nuchal translucency screening
Formatted title
"Holding our breath": the experiences of women contemplating nuchal translucency screening
Journal name Applied Nursing Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0897-1897
1532-8201
Publication date 2009-11-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apnr.2008.02.007
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 236
End page 242
Total pages 7
Editor Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W B Saunders
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
160808 Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
92 Health
920203 Diagnostic Methods
Formatted abstract
This article describes the experiences of women who were contemplating nuchal translucency (NT) screening for Down syndrome. Data were collected via semistructured interviews from 20 participants and subjected to a hermeneutic analysis. Findings included that pregnancy was considered to be an essentially abnormal process involving major risks and that being a “good mother” meant rejecting their own mother's advice and keeping quiet about a decision to terminate the pregnancy. Friends played an important role in influencing women to accept NT screening.
Keyword nuchal translucency
downs syndrome
pregnancy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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