Journal of Japanese Society of Genetic Nursing
Online ISSN : 2436-9098
Print ISSN : 1881-3267
ISSN-L : 1881-3267
Volume 17, Issue 2
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  • Aki Ishimatsu, Erika Nakamura, Rumiko Tominaga, Terumi Ushijima, Yumik ...
    2019 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 32-39
    Published: March 31, 2019
    Released on J-STAGE: February 23, 2024

     The concern and the decision-making process for prenatal diagnosis are presumed to be different between couples. Here we perform this research to understand the characteristics of each couple who wished to undergo noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal chromosomal aberration. Men and women who agreed to participate with this research were subjected among the 90 couples who visited to A University Hospital for NIPT from December 2015 to June 2016. The Age, information sources of NIPT, reliance on the partner, and intention before counseling were examined from the interview questionnaire retrospectively. There were 142 effective respondents (79 wives and 63 husbands). The average age at the expected day of confinement was 39.1 years for wife and 40.9 years for husband. Thirty-four (43.0%) were conceived while receiving infertility treatments. The most common (92.4%) reason for the subjects selecting NIPT was “elderly pregnancy”.

     Magazines and the internet were the main source of information for both, whereas not the wives but the husbands mainly obtained the information from their partners. Wives were more willing than husbands to receive NIPT, and women who chose NIPT had stronger intention to examine before counseling. Though there was no difference in female age for the decision-making for NIPT, the husband of the couples who did not choose NIPT were older, and older than their wife. In conclusion, decision making for NIPT was primarily prepared and led by the wife, and the fact that the husband is older may be related to suppressive influence for the decision-making of NIPT.

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