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This project evaluated the current diagnostic capacity for FASD in child development services in Western Australia. Researchers measured referral patterns to child development services and current clinical practice, knowledge and attitudes of all ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

This project reviewed alcohol and pregnancy guidelines across Australian jurisdictions and compared the NHMRC 2001 alcohol and pregnancy guideline for women who are pregnant  with policies existing in other English-speaking countries in 2006. ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017

This qualitative study of 61 Aboriginal women from Perth, the Goldfields and Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, showed that although some participants had not heard of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, they attributed some adverse birth outcomes ...

Page last updated 18 October 2017

This project developed a new classification system for maternal alcohol consumption. The project addressed a lack of knowledge about the relationship between dose, pattern, and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and fetal and child outcomes. ...

Page last updated 29 May 2018

This study provided a comprehensive review of interventions and their evaluation for the management of children with FASD. The project highlighted the lack of good quality evidence to inform management and the need for well-designed and adequate ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

This project carried out a survey of specialist clinics involved in the assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Results indicated that FASD clinics were concentrated in North America (there were none in Australasia and Asia).   ...

Page last updated 15 May 2018

The study identified characteristics of women who intend to drink alcohol in future pregnancies. The information will be used to inform health promotions to assist health professionals with asking and advising women about alcohol consumption in ...

Page last updated 29 May 2018

This project conducted surveys of WA health professionals which highlighted they were poorly informed about alcohol consumption in pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Health professionals also requested educational resources for ...

Page last updated 29 May 2018

From a 10% random sample of births in Western Australia, 59% of women who had given birth had consumed alcohol during pregnancy and 4% had consumed five or more standard drinks on a typical occasion in at least one trimester of pregnancy. Nearly 50% ...

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These studies showed that only 12% of health professionals in Western Australia knew the diagnostic features of FAS and that 97% were not very prepared to deal with FAS. Less than half routinely asked pregnant clients about alcohol use in pregnancy ...

Page last updated 29 May 2018