Alex Barratt

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This longitudinal study aimed to document (i) the information-giving and patient-communication styles of clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors (consultants) in familial breast cancer clinics and (ii) assess the effect of these styles on women's knowledge, whether their expectations were met, satisfaction, risk perception and psychological status. A(More)
This multicentre study examined the influence of patient demographic, disease status and psychological variables on clinical geneticists/genetic counsellors (consultants) behaviours in initial consultations with women from high-risk breast cancer families. One hundred and fifty-eight women completed a pre-clinic self-report questionnaire. The consultations(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess which of three triage strategies for women with borderline abnormal cervical smear results in the best psychosocial outcomes. DESIGN Pragmatic, non-blinded, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. SETTING 18 family planning clinics across Australia, covering both urban and rural areas, between January 2004 and October 2006. (More)
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