Health for all Children

Chapter 6 References

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137 ‘False-positive’ results
140 National Screening Committee


Page 137: ‘False-postive’ results
Articles looking at anxiety following ‘false positive results’ in screening tests:-
Poulakis Z, Barker M, Wake M. Six month impact of false positives in an Australian infant hearing screening programme. Arch Dis Child 2003;88(1): 20-24
Sorenson JR, Levy HL, Mangione TW, Sepe SJ. Parental response to repeat testing of infants with ‘false-positive’ results in a newborn screening program. Pediatrics 1984 Feb;73(2):183-7
Tluczek A, Mischler EH, Farrell PM, Fost N, Peterson NM, Carey P, Bruns WT, McCarthy C.
Parents’ knowledge of neonatal screening and response to false-positive cystic fibrosis testing. J Dev Behav Pediatr 1992 Jun;13(3):181-6

Page 140: National Screening Committee
National Screening Committee website