Courtney Wheeler

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Understanding that cancer is caused by both genetic and behavioral risk factors is an important component of genomic literacy. However, a considerable percentage of people in the United States do not endorse such multifactorial beliefs. Using nationally representative cross-sectional data from the U.S. Health Information National Trends Survey (N = 2,529),(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain insight into patients' medical decisions by exploring the content of laypeople's spontaneous mental associations with the term "side effect." METHODS An online cross-sectional survey asked 144 women aged 40-74, "What are the first three things you think of when you hear the words 'side effect?"' Data were analyzed using content analysis,(More)
This qualitative study investigates how the diagnosis of schizophrenia in a young adult impacts on the primary caregiver in the family. In this study all participants were mothers who had sons recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. An extensive literature review revealed a lack of research in this area. The research methodology is described. Data analysis(More)
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