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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2022, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A

A study to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding prenatal genetic testing among antenatal mothers visiting antenatal OPD of government medical college and hospital-32, Chandigarh
Author(s): Preetinder Kaur, Dr. Alka Sehgal, Rupinder Kaur, Rinku Mehmi, Neha, Manpreet Kaur, Komal, Lokesh Kumar, Lucky Rana and Monika Thakur
Abstract: Genetic testing is defined as the tests to detect or exclude an alternation likely to be associated with a genetic disorder. It is different from the other tests done in clinical practice. These tests are performed either before or after birth, to identify genetic disorders. This is a cross-sectional study which has been conducted to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding prenatal genetic testing among antenatal mothers visiting antenatal OPD of GMCH-32, Chandigarh. The objectives of this study were to assess the level of knowledge and attitude of the antenatal mothers regarding genetic testing and to assess the association of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables. The research design for this study was non experimental. Permission was taken from department of OBG and ethical clearance from institute, consecutive sampling technique was applied to select 65 antenatal mothers attending the antenatal OPD. Tool used for data collection was divided into 3 parts: Part-A Socio-demographic data and maternal profile, Part-B Questionnaires to assess level of knowledge regarding genetic testing and Part-C Likert scale to assess the attitude of antenatal mothers regarding genetic testing. The analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the maximum mothers belong to the age group of 26-30 years. Out of 65 samples, 3% had excellent, 26% had good, 65% had average and 6% had poor knowledge. 100% has positive attitude regarding prenatal genetic testing.
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Preetinder Kaur, Dr. Alka Sehgal, Rupinder Kaur, Rinku Mehmi, Neha, Manpreet Kaur, Komal, Lokesh Kumar, Lucky Rana, Monika Thakur. A study to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding prenatal genetic testing among antenatal mothers visiting antenatal OPD of government medical college and hospital-32, Chandigarh. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2022;6(2):47-49. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2022.v6.i2a.1163
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology