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The choice of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnostis (PGD), a qualitative study among men and women

Författare och institution:
Stina Jävholm (Psykologiska institutionen); Malin Broberg (Psykologiska institutionen); Ann Thurin-Kjellberg (Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, sektionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa, Avdelningen för obstetrik och gynekologi)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 32 ( 1 ) s. 57-69
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Background: Previous qualitative studies have shown that the decision to undergo Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a demanding situation that increases psychological burden and activates moral beliefs and cognitive assessments. Most studies are based on women’s experiences. Studies about the choice are mostly done in a hypothetical setting. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate psychological aspects, the influence of the healthcare system and ethical considerations in relation to men and women’s decision to undergo PGD. Method: Nineteen couples (19 women and 17 men) all planning and eligible for PGD in Sweden were interviewed. Data were analysed with a thematic approach. Results: The analysis lead to the formation of a master theme, labelled Choosing. In addition, three subthemes emerged – In relation to myself, In relation to the child, and In relation to the society – and nine underlying categories. No differences were found between men and women concerning emotional depth or cognitive recognition of the decision. Conclusion: The men and women in this study were a heterogeneous group with great variations in reproductive history. However, they expressed common themes about what affected them in their deciding to undergo PGD. The themes are complex and activate ethical reasoning. The results of the present study are relevant for pre-PGD counselling, and indicate that support should be provided to men as well as to women.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi ->
Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar ->
Reproduktiv hälsa
Klinisk medicin ->
Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi ->
Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar ->
Reproduktiv och perinatal omvårdnad
decision-making, underlying beliefs, genetic diseases, PGD, qualitative interviews, men and women
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Posten skapad:
2013-12-09 14:18
Posten ändrad:
2014-02-06 11:20

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