Midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon
dc.contributor.author Fielder, Anna
dc.contributor.author Kirkham, Mavis
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-31T13:55:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-31T13:55:15Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, S., Fielder, A. and Kirkham, M. (1996) Midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies. Modern midwife, 6 (7), pp. 22-25. en
dc.identifier.issn 0963-276X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/125
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the educational implications of a study of midwives and senior student midwives knowledge of haemoglobinopathies. Knowledge was assessed from 850 multiple choice questionnaires. Respondents who had received training on the haemoglobinopathies scored significantly higher, especially on the genetics questions. Training from a haemoglobinopathies counsellor appeared most effective in raising knowledge levels in clinically relevant areas. Many midwives, however, had received no relevant education or found what they had received to be inadequate. Higher levels of haemoglobinopathy awareness were found in midwives who had received a theoretical education relatively recently and had this reinforced by clinical practice. In order to provide women centred care for all ethnic groups education around haemoglobinopathies needs to be prioritised especially for qualified midwives. This need must be addressed in ways most appropriate for the midwives concerned and using the specialist knowledge of those whose teaching is most effective. en
dc.description.sponsorship Faculty of Health and Community Studies, De Montfort University en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hayward Medical Communications en
dc.subject midwives en
dc.subject midwifery training en
dc.subject haemoglobinopathies en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject professional education en
dc.title Midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre


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