Knowledge and Attitudes towards Sickle Cell Disease Screening: A Study of Members of the UK Sickle Cell Society.

Millan, J., van Teijlingen, E. and Eboh, W., 2006. Knowledge and Attitudes towards Sickle Cell Disease Screening: A Study of Members of the UK Sickle Cell Society. In: Yuill, C. and van Teijlingen, E., eds. Global Perspectives & Local Issues: Medical Sociology in North-East Scotland. Aberdeen, Scotland: Robert Gordon University, pp. 38-49.

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Abstract

Over the past fifty years there has been an increase in the number of people in the UK who have a Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) or are carriers. This increase has led to an expansion in research in this area; however one particular area that has not been researched rigorously is people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards SCD and genetic screening. Members of the Sickle Cell Society provided an ideal population for this exploratory study looking at people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards the SCD and genetic screening. This paper reports on the process and findings of this postal study.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:1-901-08587-2
Number of Pages:86
Subjects:Psychology
Social Sciences > Sociology
Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:11788
Deposited By:Prof Edwin van Teijlingen
Deposited On:13 Oct 2009 19:05
Last Modified:15 Jan 2014 16:35

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