A new tool to assess understanding of Down syndrome screening information presented by midwives

Sophie John, Maggie Kirk, Emma Tonkin, Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

23 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Aims: The research aimed to identify factors that could influence women’s understanding of Down syndrome screening information presented by midwives.

Methods: Current literature was scrutinised. Components that could influence women’s understanding were identified and a new framework was developed and refined. Measures were selected and developed to create a tool to assess the framework.

Findings: A new framework and assessment tool, Measuring Understanding of Screening Information and Communication (MUSIC), with developed to assess women’s understanding of Down syndrome screening information, their cognitive status and the midwives’ communicative style.

Conclusions: This new framework is the first of its kind, encompassing both women’s cognitive status and midwife communication as an influence on women’s understanding. Applying the framework and tool could inform midwifery practice by providing an insight into whether, to what extent and how, cognitive status influences understanding of Down syndrome screening information, the importance of tailoring information to each woman and highlighting areas of communication that are most effective.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)694-715
Nifer y tudalennau22
CyfnodolynBritish Journal of Midwifery
Cyfrol27
Rhif cyhoeddi11
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 8 Tach 2019

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