Caregiver and adult patient perspectives on the importance of a diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

@article{Costain2012CaregiverAA,
  title={Caregiver and adult patient perspectives on the importance of a diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.},
  author={Gregory Costain and Eva W. C. Chow and Peter N. Ray and Anne S. Bassett},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={641-51}
}
BACKGROUND Recent advances in genetics are particularly relevant in the field of intellectual disability (ID), where sub-microscopic deletions or duplications of genetic material are increasingly implicated as known or suspected causal factors. Data-driven reports on the impact of providing an aetiological explanation in ID are needed to help justify widespread use of new and expensive genetic technologies. METHODS We conducted a survey of caregivers on the value of a genetic/aetiologic… CONTINUE READING
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