hrp0084p3-1174 | Thyroid | ESPE2015

The Impact on Families of Receiving a Diagnosis of Congenital Hypothyroidism

Alvi Sabah , Priestley Julia , Whitehead Amanda , Walker Jenny , Mushtaq Talat

Background: Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) may be viewed as a relatively easy condition to diagnose and treat. However, for the parents who are contacted with the neonatal screening results the news can be devastating, and the quality of information provided can be very variable.Objective and hypotheses: We aimed to explore the experience of parents at the time of diagnosis, and ascertain how we could improve this.Methods: In asso...