Category Archives: Folic acid

Knowledge and practice by Canadian family physicians: DISCUSSION

Canadian mothers cont inue to have a very poor level of awareness of the benefits of periconceptional folate supplementation, even after giving birth to children with spina bifida. These findings can be explained, in part, by our present data, which … Continue reading

Knowledge and practice by Canadian family physicians: RESULTS(2)

While answering scenario 1 (a woman planning pregt nancy), physicians who men tioned fo late iden tified on av er -age two to 16 issues (mean ± SD = 5.7±3.1), while physicians who did not mention folate identified two to … Continue reading

Knowledge and practice by Canadian family physicians: RESULTS(1)

Table 1 summarizes the comparison of the response by the two study groups. TABLE 1 Physicians’ knowledge about folic acid supplementation Randomly selected physicians (n=35) Physicians calling Motherisk (n=36) P Mentioned folic acid at least once 20 (57%) 30 (83%) … Continue reading

Knowledge and practice by Canadian family physicians: PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS

Two groups ofphysicians were interviewed regarding the advice they give to their female patients planning their pregnancies. Group A (randomly selected primary physicians) A short quest ionnaire was delivered to a randomly selected group of family practitioners in Toronto, Thornhill, … Continue reading

Knowledge and practice by Canadian family physicians regarding periconceptional folic acid supplementation for the prevention of neural tube defects

The Motherisk Program, a provincially funded multidisciplinary team, provides counselling for pregnant women or those planning pregnancy and their health care providers on the safety and risk of various chemicals, drugs and environmental agents to which women are or may … Continue reading