Associations between relationship support and psychological reactions of participants and partners to BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in a clinic-based sample.

@article{Manne2004AssociationsBR,
  title={Associations between relationship support and psychological reactions of participants and partners to BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in a clinic-based sample.},
  author={Sharon L Manne and Janet Audrain and Marc Schwartz and David N Main and Clinton Finch and Caryn Lerman},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={211-25}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the potential importance of communication about genetic testing between test participants and their significant others, little is known about social support and communication between women undergoing BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing and their partners. PURPOSE The aims of this longitudinal study were to examine communication about genetic testing during and following testing and to evaluate whether communication is associated with psychological distress reported by test participants… CONTINUE READING

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