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Objective: To evaluate pregnant women’s expectations and knowledge regarding ultrasound scanning at Srinagarind Hospital.
Methods: This is a prospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Three hundred and eighty-six singleton primigravida women, gestational age > 20 weeks who attend Antenatal Care Clinic, Outpatient department, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University. All participants completed a self-administered questionnaire consisting of three parts, socio-demographic characteristics, questions aimed at assessing the participant’s ultrasound scanning knowledge and questions constructed to assess the participant’s expectations regarding ultrasound scanning, respectively.
Results: Most of participants demonstrated adequate knowledge regarding ultrasound scanning. Most did not realize that too many ultrasound scanning increased doctors’ workloads and wasted time and money. About the expectations with regard to ultrasound scanning, the most common reason for patients wanting to undergo ultrasound scanning in our study was to ensure the fetal health.
Conclusion: The pregnant women demonstrated high levels of knowledge regarding ultrasound scanning. The most common reason for wanting an ultrasound scanning was to ensure fetal health.
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