Experience of mothers with Down syndrome children at the time of diagnosis


Buyukavci M. A. , Dogan D. G. , Canaloglu S. K. , Kivilcim M.

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.117, no.2, pp.114-119, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2019.eng.114
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-119
  • Keywords: attitude, diagnosis, Down's syndrome, mothers, pediatrician, BREAKING DIFFICULT NEWS, POSTNATAL DIAGNOSIS, COMMUNICATION, FAMILIES, PARENTS, INFORMATION, SUPPORT, GENDER
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction. Down's syndrome (DS) is a common genetic disorder. The families of children with DS generally do not receive sufficient information at the time of the diagnosis. They are dissatisfied with the manner of healthcare professionals. The objective was to evaluate the experiences of mothers of children with DS at the time of the diagnosis and the communicative attitudes of healthcare professionals.