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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

Perception towards newborn screening

1 Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Great Eastern Medical School and Hospital, Ragolu, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of General Medicine, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Physiotherapy, Harika College of Physiotherapy, GNM, Harika College of Physiotherapy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sridhar Amalakanti
Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JME.JME_38_22

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Background: Newborn screening (NBS) to identify various disorders has been running successfully across the world. But the public in many developing countries do not have access to this program. Aims: To assess the awareness of NBS in patients and clinicians. Patients and Methods: We assessed the awareness of NBS by oral questionnaire. Results: We found that, in the community the awareness regarding NBS was low [47.2%] and the knowledge of the availability of the test was less both in the community [65%] and amongst clinicians [11/28]. But all the subjects opined that the tests will have a high rate of acceptance if they are offered free of cost. Conclusions: The awareness regarding NBS is low but has potential for acceptance.

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