This study investigated the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of health professionals related to drinking and pregnancy. Results showed 12% of health professional identified all four essential diagnostic features of FAS. Most (95%) had never diagnosed FAS, while 53% said the diagnosis might be stigmatising. The authors concluded health professionals identified a need for educational materials for them and their clients.
Authors: Jan Payne, Elizabeth Elliott, Heather D'Antoine, Colleen O'Leary, Anne Mahony, Eric Haan, Carol Bower
Date: July 2005