Print Email Facebook Twitter Women's motives for not participating in preconception counseling: Qualitative study Title Women's motives for not participating in preconception counseling: Qualitative study Author Hosli, E.J. Elsinga, J. Buitendijk, S.E. Assendelft, W.J.J. van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2008 Abstract Aims: Information about risk factors and preventive measures given before conception is estimated to prevent 15-35% of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to identify women's motives for not responding to an invitation for preconception counseling (PCC) from their general practitioner. Methods: A purposive sample of 11 women who did not respond to an invitation for PCC and who became pregnant within 1 year was interviewed. Results: Three key themes influencing nonresponse emerged from the data: perceived knowledge, perceived lack of risk and a misunderstanding of the aim of PCC. Conclusion: For successful future implementation of PCC, a more tailored approach may be necessary for certain (groups of) women, addressing the reasons why women do not consider themselves part of the target group for PCC. Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG. Subject HealthJeugd en GezondheidGeneral practiceInterview studyNonresponsePreconception counselingPregnancyGenetic counselingGenetic riskHumanInterviewKnowledgeMaternal carePregnancy outcomePreventive medicineQualitative researchAdolescentAdultDirective CounselingEducational StatusFemaleHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeHumansMaternal AgeMotivationNetherlandsPatient Acceptance of Health CarePreconception CareWomen To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4904854d-fc15-4f7a-ac08-a200fcc7cfd8 DOI https://doi.org/10.1159/000113879 TNO identifier 240691 ISSN 1422-2795 Source Community Genetics, 11 (3), 166-170 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.