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Health professionals’ perceptions about the adoption of existing guidelines for the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia

This article reports on a survey of health professionals to evaluate their  familiarity with and use of five existing diagnostic guidelines for FASD and whether one particilar approach should be adopted in Australia. The authors concluded there was support for the adoption of the University of Washington or Canadian guidelines for FASD diagnosis in Australia.

Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Raewyn C Mutch, Jane Latimer, Amanda Wilkins, Janet M Payne, Heather M Jones, Sue Miers, Elizabeth Peadon, Anne McKenzie, Heather A D’Antoine, Elizabeth Russell, James Fitzpatrick, Colleen M O’Leary, Jane Halliday, Lorian Hayes, Lucinda Burns, Maureen Carter, Carol Bower

Date: June 2012

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