A Systematic Review of the Impact of Genetic Counseling on Risk Perception Accuracy

  title={A Systematic Review of the Impact of Genetic Counseling on Risk Perception Accuracy},
  author={Chris M. R. Smerecnik and Ilse Mesters and E. J. (Joanne) Verweij and Nanne K de Vries and Hein de Vries},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
This review presents an overview of the impact of genetic counseling on risk perception accuracy in papers published between January 2000 and February 2007. The results suggest that genetic counseling may have a positive impact on risk perception accuracy, though some studies observed no impact at all, or only for low-risk participants. Several implications for future research can be deduced. First, future researchers should link risk perception changes to objective risk estimates, define risk… 

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