A randomized controlled trial to assess the psychological impact of a family history screening questionnaire in general practice

@article{Qureshi2001ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial to assess the psychological impact of a family history screening questionnaire in general practice},
  author={Nadeem Qureshi and Penny J. Standen and Rhydian Hapgood and Jane Hayes},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          78-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND It has been postulated that systematic enquiry about patients' family histories of inherited illnesses would lead to a population of 'worried well'. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to evaluate if the use of a family history screening questionnaire (FHSQ) as part of a general practice health check leads to psychological distress. METHOD We conducted a randomized controlled trial of a self-administered FHSQ in a single general practice. Individuals who had not had a… CONTINUE READING
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