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Title: Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Among Women

Abstract

Background . Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a leading cause of disabilities in children, yet the general public appears to have little awareness of CMV. Methods . Women were surveyed about newborn infections at 7 different geographic locations. Results . Of the 643 women surveyed, 142 ( 22 % ) had heard of congenital CMV. Awareness increased with increasing levels of education ( P < .0001 ). Women who had worked as a healthcare professional had a higher prevalence of awareness of CMV than had other women ( 56 % versus 16 % , P < .0001 ). Women who were aware of CMV were most likely to have heard about it from a healthcare provider ( 54 % ), but most could not correctly identify modes of CMV transmission or prevention. Among common causes of birth defects and childhood illnesses, women's awareness of CMV ranked last. Conclusion . Despite its large public health burden, few women had heard of congenital CMV, and even fewer were aware of prevention strategies.

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OSTI Identifier:
1198244
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal Volume: 2006; Journal ID: ISSN 1064-7449
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jeon, Jiyeon, Victor, Marcia, Adler, Stuart P., Arwady, Abigail, Demmler, Gail, Fowler, Karen, Goldfarb, Johanna, Keyserling, Harry, Massoudi, Mehran, Richards, Kristin, Staras, Stephanie A. S., and Cannon, Michael J. Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Among Women. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1155/IDOG/2006/80383.
Jeon, Jiyeon, Victor, Marcia, Adler, Stuart P., Arwady, Abigail, Demmler, Gail, Fowler, Karen, Goldfarb, Johanna, Keyserling, Harry, Massoudi, Mehran, Richards, Kristin, Staras, Stephanie A. S., & Cannon, Michael J. Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Among Women. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1155/IDOG/2006/80383.
Jeon, Jiyeon, Victor, Marcia, Adler, Stuart P., Arwady, Abigail, Demmler, Gail, Fowler, Karen, Goldfarb, Johanna, Keyserling, Harry, Massoudi, Mehran, Richards, Kristin, Staras, Stephanie A. S., and Cannon, Michael J. Sun . "Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Among Women". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1155/IDOG/2006/80383.
@article{osti_1198244,
title = {Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Among Women},
author = {Jeon, Jiyeon and Victor, Marcia and Adler, Stuart P. and Arwady, Abigail and Demmler, Gail and Fowler, Karen and Goldfarb, Johanna and Keyserling, Harry and Massoudi, Mehran and Richards, Kristin and Staras, Stephanie A. S. and Cannon, Michael J.},
abstractNote = {Background . Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a leading cause of disabilities in children, yet the general public appears to have little awareness of CMV. Methods . Women were surveyed about newborn infections at 7 different geographic locations. Results . Of the 643 women surveyed, 142 ( 22 % ) had heard of congenital CMV. Awareness increased with increasing levels of education ( P < .0001 ). Women who had worked as a healthcare professional had a higher prevalence of awareness of CMV than had other women ( 56 % versus 16 % , P < .0001 ). Women who were aware of CMV were most likely to have heard about it from a healthcare provider ( 54 % ), but most could not correctly identify modes of CMV transmission or prevention. Among common causes of birth defects and childhood illnesses, women's awareness of CMV ranked last. Conclusion . Despite its large public health burden, few women had heard of congenital CMV, and even fewer were aware of prevention strategies.},
doi = {10.1155/IDOG/2006/80383},
journal = {Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
number = ,
volume = 2006,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {2006},
month = {1}
}

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DOI: 10.1155/IDOG/2006/80383

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