On the Awareness of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Centre In Lagos
Objective: To assess the awareness of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Centre in Lagos.
Study design: Analysis of questionnaire. Giving to patients attending the pregnancy class.
Setting: The Prepregnancy class at prenatal and Therapy Centre of a University Tertiary Care centre
Subjects: 5820 Patients attending the prepregnancy class between 1994–2001.
Result: 11% (640) knew about prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. 2.6%(150) from friends, and 2.4% (140) medical Journal and books, 0.5% (31) previous delivery 0.7% (39) Doctor, 0.9% (51) School 0.7% (39) Hospital. 52.8% (3071) wanted the investigation done in Pregnancy and 17% (970) -no. 31% (1804) needed the test for safety reasons. 29.2% (1700) for fetal genotype and 2.42% (141) to detect fetal malformation. 4% (230) had Sickler in the family.
Conclusion: Every one out of nine women in Lagos is aware of prenatal therapy and more education of the public is needed.