PURPOSE: The purpose is to describe factors associated with emotional responses of parents at the time of diagnosis of Down syndrome.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a survey design, data on attitudes of healthcare providers, content of information, and emotional responses were collected from 131 parents in Korea.
RESULTS: There were positive relationships between healthcare providers' attitudes and the content of information (r = .622; p < .0001), and content of information and parents' responses (r = .271; p = .002).
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: By providing positive information, healthcare providers can help parents to develop a more optimistic outlook on their children's future.
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