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Title: African and Caribbean people's attitude to sickle cell andthe risk of having a child with sickle cell anaemia
Author: Oni, Iyabode O.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2007
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The project aimed to identifY socio-cultural factors influencing attitudes to sickle cell disease (SCD) and decisions about a pregnancy at risk ofproducing a child with sickle cell anaemia; and to identifY differences between African and Caribbean respondents. Sample: Phase 1 - General public African and Caribbean men and women; Phase 2 Pregnant African and Caribbean women with sickle cell trait (HbAS) Phase 3 - Pregnant women from Phase 2 and their partners, who have HbAS, placing the couple at-risk ofhaving a child with HbSS.Methodology: Phase 1 and 2 - a questionnaire (appendix 1) examining - knowledge ofSCD and five attitude variables - importance ofhaving children, locus ofcontrol in genetic decision-making, prevention ofbirth ofchildren with SCD, perception ofthe burden and severity ofSCD.. Phase 3 - semi structured interview (appendix 3), which examined attitude and response ofpregnant women and their partners to their being at-risk ofhaving a child with sickle cell anaemia.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
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