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Perspectives of Canadian Health Care Providers on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Has Anything Changed in 15 years? A Brief Report

Published:February 10, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2021.01.015

      ABSTRACT

      Initiatives have been implemented to provide training to health care providers (HCPs) on the adverse health outcomes associated with alcohol use during pregnancy, including the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The purpose of this exploratory study was to compare two cross-sectional data sets of HCP perspectives over 15 years. In 2002 and 2017, two samples of HCPs received a survey on FASD. The findings from these surveys may inform the development of ongoing educational initiatives to help HCPs with screening for alcohol use during pregnancy and early diagnosis and prevention of FASD.

      RÉSUMÉ

      Des projets ont été mis en œuvre pour offrir une formation aux fournisseurs de soins de santé (FSS) au sujet des résultats cliniques indésirables liés à la consommation d'alcool pendant la grossesse, notamment le risque de trouble du spectre de l'alcoolisation fœtale (TSAF). L'objectif de cette étude exploratoire était de comparer deux ensembles de données transversales sur les points de vue des FSS sur une période de 15 ans. En 2002 et 2017, deux échantillons de FSS ont participé à un sondage sur le TSAF. Les résultats du sondage peuvent servir à orienter l’élaboration de projets de formation continue pour aider les FSS à effectuer le dépistage de la consommation d'alcool pendant la grossesse, à prévenir le TSAF et à poser un diagnostic précoce, le cas échéant.

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