A CPSP Survey on Canadian Paediatricians’ Experience and Knowledge about the Risks of Infectious Diseases in Children Adopted Internationally ML Lawson 1 , L Auger 2 , C Baxter 3 , JF Chicoine 4 , TJ Clifford 1 , S Kahaler 5 , R Kugelmass 6 , S Kuhn 7 , M Naus 8 , A Simone 9 , C Hui 1.
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A CPSP Survey on Canadian Paediatricians’ Experience and Knowledge about the Risks of Infectious Diseases in Children Adopted InternationallyML Lawson1, L Auger2, C Baxter3, JF Chicoine4, TJ Clifford1, S Kahaler5, R Kugelmass6, S Kuhn7, M Naus8, A Simone9, C Hui1
Limitations of Survey
Qn: How many internationally adopted (IA) children have you seen over the past 2 years?
Canadian families have been adopting children internationally at increasing rates over the last 10 years with over 2000 international adoptions annually. Most of these children come from countries and/or social situations with increased risks for specific infectious diseases acquired at birth or in the first years of life and where routine immunization is incomplete or inadequate.
Respondents’ Knowledge About Screening
for Infectious Diseases in IA Children
Materials & Methods
To determine the experience of Canadian paediatricians with children adopted internationally and their knowledge about current recommendations for screening for infectious diseases.
*total # cases seen by all respondents over previous 2 years
Respondents’ Knowledge About Revaccination of
IA Children who were Previously Vaccinated
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the CPSP Staff and the participating paediatricians from across Canada.