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Diagnosis of foetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol use in pregnancy: a survey of paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practice

This study aimed to assess paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practices of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and alcohol use during pregnancy. Results showed 18.9% identified all four essential diagnostic features for FAS and 69.6% said diagnosis might be stigmatising. Paediatricians identified the need for educational materials about FAS and alcohol use in pregnancy for themselves and their clients. 

Authors: Elizabeth Elliott, Jan Payne, Eric Haan, Carol Bower

Date: May 2006

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