Aoife N Bradley

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OBJECTIVE Genetic testing and colonoscopy is recommended for people with a strong history of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, families must communicate so that all members are aware of the risk. The study aimed to explore the factors influencing family communication about genetic risk and colonoscopy among people with a strong family history of CRC who(More)
Cancer is an immense medical problem and as a cause of mortality it is second only to cardiovascular disease. Much of the current understanding of cancer is owed to epidemiologists who have discovered a number of causative factors implicated in its development. These causative factors can be divided into genetic, chemical, physical, viral, radiation, immune(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Genetic testing for susceptibility for common cancers is widely available. Cancer specialists and specialists in other areas may have a role in identifying and referring patients who would benefit from a consultation with a specialist in genetics. This study aimed to find out which consultants believed that genetic testing was(More)
Morquio disease (mucopolysaccharidosis type IV) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder causing predominantly skeletal manifestations. It is caused by a deficiency of galactose-6-sulphatase. In classical Morquio disease there is extreme short stature with height being between 90 and 120 cm. We have identified 10 individuals in Northern Ireland(More)
This is the seventh article in a series examining how nurses can develop confidence and competence in genetics and genomics health care. This article focuses on identifying the nurse's awareness of genetic and genomic issues and the effect this has on his or her practice. It considers the importance of reflection in recognising these issues as well as areas(More)
This article introduces some of the issues involved in genetic testing and information, particularly the utility and limitations of such testing. Psychosocial and ethical issues that may arise in this area are also discussed. The aim of this article is to stimulate readers' awareness of and insight into these matters in the hope that practitioners will(More)
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