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Perception and knowledge of early pregnancy assessment units among perinatal practitioners in Europe. / Blavier, Frédéric; Cosyns, Stefan; Dony, Noëlie; Faron, Gilles; Parra, José; Gucciardo, Leonardo.

In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 143, No. 3, 12.2018, p. 289-299.

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@article{86d6d386f36645be89943ba3cc6aceae,
title = "Perception and knowledge of early pregnancy assessment units among perinatal practitioners in Europe",
abstract = "Objective: To investigate perceptions of early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) among perinatal practitioners working in Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Methods: A prospective multinational survey was conducted between September 1, 2015, and May 21, 2016. Obstetricians, gynecologists, medical doctors, radiologists, and midwives were recruited during meetings, via e-mail invitations, or through the websites of regional obstetrics and gynecology scientific societies. The survey comprised 17 questions that assessed the participants’ knowledge, interest, and management of early pregnancy. Results: Of the 871 individuals invited to participate in the survey, 306 (35.1{\%}) responded. Most of the participants were gynecologists and/or obstetricians (225 [73.5{\%}]). A total of 258 (84.3{\%}) participants had no or limited knowledge about EPAUs. Furthermore, 211 (69.0{\%}) participants reported incorrect management when they visualized a gestational sac without embryo and 265 (86.6{\%}) misinterpreted changes in serum levels of chorionic gonadotropin during early pregnancy. In all, 201 (65.7{\%}) participants were interested in collaboration with an EPAU; however, only 125 (40.8{\%}) had sufficient time and resources available to support a patient's psychological distress after early pregnancy loss or salpingectomy. Conclusion: Knowledge about early management of pregnancy was limited among the perinatal practitioners surveyed; however, the concept of EPAUs was welcomed by many.",
keywords = "Adult, Chorionic Gonadotropin/blood, Europe, Female, Fetus/diagnostic imaging, Gestational Sac/diagnostic imaging, Gynecology, Health Care Surveys, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Maternal Health Services/organization & administration, Middle Aged, Midwifery, Obstetrics, Perception, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimester, First/blood, Prenatal Care, Prospective Studies, Radiology, Ultrasonography, Prenatal",
author = "Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Blavier and Stefan Cosyns and No{\"e}lie Dony and Gilles Faron and Jos{\'e} Parra and Leonardo Gucciardo",
note = "{\circledC} 2018 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1002/ijgo.12661",
language = "English",
volume = "143",
pages = "289--299",
journal = "International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics",
issn = "0020-7292",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",
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T1 - Perception and knowledge of early pregnancy assessment units among perinatal practitioners in Europe

AU - Blavier, Frédéric

AU - Cosyns, Stefan

AU - Dony, Noëlie

AU - Faron, Gilles

AU - Parra, José

AU - Gucciardo, Leonardo

N1 - © 2018 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

PY - 2018/12

Y1 - 2018/12

N2 - Objective: To investigate perceptions of early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) among perinatal practitioners working in Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Methods: A prospective multinational survey was conducted between September 1, 2015, and May 21, 2016. Obstetricians, gynecologists, medical doctors, radiologists, and midwives were recruited during meetings, via e-mail invitations, or through the websites of regional obstetrics and gynecology scientific societies. The survey comprised 17 questions that assessed the participants’ knowledge, interest, and management of early pregnancy. Results: Of the 871 individuals invited to participate in the survey, 306 (35.1%) responded. Most of the participants were gynecologists and/or obstetricians (225 [73.5%]). A total of 258 (84.3%) participants had no or limited knowledge about EPAUs. Furthermore, 211 (69.0%) participants reported incorrect management when they visualized a gestational sac without embryo and 265 (86.6%) misinterpreted changes in serum levels of chorionic gonadotropin during early pregnancy. In all, 201 (65.7%) participants were interested in collaboration with an EPAU; however, only 125 (40.8%) had sufficient time and resources available to support a patient's psychological distress after early pregnancy loss or salpingectomy. Conclusion: Knowledge about early management of pregnancy was limited among the perinatal practitioners surveyed; however, the concept of EPAUs was welcomed by many.

AB - Objective: To investigate perceptions of early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) among perinatal practitioners working in Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Methods: A prospective multinational survey was conducted between September 1, 2015, and May 21, 2016. Obstetricians, gynecologists, medical doctors, radiologists, and midwives were recruited during meetings, via e-mail invitations, or through the websites of regional obstetrics and gynecology scientific societies. The survey comprised 17 questions that assessed the participants’ knowledge, interest, and management of early pregnancy. Results: Of the 871 individuals invited to participate in the survey, 306 (35.1%) responded. Most of the participants were gynecologists and/or obstetricians (225 [73.5%]). A total of 258 (84.3%) participants had no or limited knowledge about EPAUs. Furthermore, 211 (69.0%) participants reported incorrect management when they visualized a gestational sac without embryo and 265 (86.6%) misinterpreted changes in serum levels of chorionic gonadotropin during early pregnancy. In all, 201 (65.7%) participants were interested in collaboration with an EPAU; however, only 125 (40.8%) had sufficient time and resources available to support a patient's psychological distress after early pregnancy loss or salpingectomy. Conclusion: Knowledge about early management of pregnancy was limited among the perinatal practitioners surveyed; however, the concept of EPAUs was welcomed by many.

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KW - Chorionic Gonadotropin/blood

KW - Europe

KW - Female

KW - Fetus/diagnostic imaging

KW - Gestational Sac/diagnostic imaging

KW - Gynecology

KW - Health Care Surveys

KW - Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Maternal Health Services/organization & administration

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Midwifery

KW - Obstetrics

KW - Perception

KW - Pregnancy

KW - Pregnancy Trimester, First/blood

KW - Prenatal Care

KW - Prospective Studies

KW - Radiology

KW - Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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U2 - 10.1002/ijgo.12661

DO - 10.1002/ijgo.12661

M3 - Article

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VL - 143

SP - 289

EP - 299

JO - International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

JF - International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

SN - 0020-7292

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