Anticipated V ersus A ctual E motional R eactions t o Disclosure o f R esults o f G enetic T ests f or Cancer S usceptibility: F indings F rom p53 and BRCA1 Testing P rograms

@inproceedings{Dorval2000AnticipatedVE,
  title={Anticipated V ersus A ctual E motional R eactions t o Disclosure o f R esults o f G enetic T ests f or Cancer S usceptibility: F indings F rom p53 and BRCA1 Testing P rograms},
  author={Michel Dorval and Andrea Farkas Patenaude and Katherine A. Schneider and Stephanie A. Kieffer and Lisa M Digianni and Kathy J. Kalkbrenner and Jonas I. Bromberg and Laura A. Basili and Kathleen A Calzone and Jill E. Stopfer and Barbara L. Weber and Judy Garber},
  year={2000}
}
Purpose: We examined the ability of individuals undergoing genetic testing for cancer susceptibility in two structured research protocols to accurately anticipate emotional reactions to disclosure of their test result. We explored whether accuracy of emotional anticipation was associated with postdisclosure psychologic adjustment. Methods: Data from 65 individuals were analyzed; 24 members of Li-Fraumeni cancer syndrome families were tested for p53 mutations (all 24 were unaffected), and 41… CONTINUE READING

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