Midwives' and senior student midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies in England.

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon
dc.contributor.author Fielder, Anna
dc.contributor.author Kirkham, Mavis
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-31T14:05:38Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-31T14:05:38Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, S., Fielder, A. and Kirkham, M. (1996) Midwives' and senior student midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies in England. Midwifery, 12 (1), pp. 23-30. en
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6138
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/126
dc.description.abstract Objective: To examine midwives' and senior student midwives' knowledge concerning sickle cell anaemia and beta-thalassaemia. Design: Survey using the Dyson Questionnaires. Setting: Study days on 26 sites across England over 3 months. Participants: 850 questionnaires were completed by a convenience sample of midwives and senior students: 401 on sickle cell anaemia and 449 on beta-thalassaemia. In each case just under 2/3 were qualified midwives. Measurements and findings: Most respondents underestimated the number of ethnic groups affected by these disorders. A majority gave the wrong answers to basic questions on the inheritance of these disorders, less than 1/3 answered two simple genetics questions correctly. Key conclusions: In order to provide an equitable service midwives need more education in this area particularly after registration. Implications for education practice: Education on haemoglobinopathies was linked with improved knowledge levels and appears most effective when undertaken by haemoglobinopathies counsellors. Such education should therefore be available especially to qualified midwives who have lacked it previously. en
dc.description.sponsorship Faculty of Health and Community Studies, De Montfort University en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Churchill-Livingstone en
dc.subject midwifery en
dc.subject knowledge en
dc.subject haemoglobinopathies en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject cultural competency en
dc.subject student midwife en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject survey en
dc.title Midwives' and senior student midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies in England. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0266-6138(96)90035-2
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell

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