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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Assessment on knowledge on Genetic Counseling among Antenatal mothers at Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences.

Mrs. Umamaheswari R

Keywords : Genetic disorders, Genetic counseling, Antenatal mothers

Citation Information : R MU. Assessment on knowledge on Genetic Counseling among Antenatal mothers at Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences.. 2017; 10 (1):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-1-20

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on genetic counseling among antenatal mothers. Methods: Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Result: The Study finding showed that 20% of mothers had inadequate knowledge, 76% of mothers had moderate and 4% of mothers had adequate knowledge about the genetic counseling. Conclusion: The present study indicated that most of the antenatal mothers were having only moderate knowledge about the genetic counseling. So the health care professionals should be aware of genetic disorders and its management and should create an awareness of genetic counseling among the antenatal mothers.


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