Table 2

Challenges related to cystic fibrosis discussed with partners prior to making a serious commitment

Discussion topic

Frequency of endorsement, %


Daily CF therapy

88


Possible time in hospital

86


Risk of CF in future children

82


Fertility issues

81


Healthcare costs/benefits

80


Financial issues

78


Infection risk

74


Birth control methods

74


Note. Filtered for patients who were either married, getting married in the near future or planning to move in with a partner (n = 548).

Modi et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010 10:46   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-46

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